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Backpack Coalition

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The Waukesha County Backpack Coalition is a collaborative effort by several local Social Service Agencies that have united to help provide financially challenged children and families with school supplies and backpacks.

Eligible families sign up during late spring/early summer and backpacks are distributed in early August. 


Registration Dates:

Applications will be accepted May 2 - June 17, 2016

No Early or Late Applications Will Be Accepted


Registration Times & Locations: 

The Salvation Army - 445 Madison Street - Waukesha, WI

Tuesdays and Wednesdays 1pm-4pm

Fridays 9am-12pm

Or by appointment - Contact the Family Services Case Worker at (262) 547-7367 ext. 235 to schedule an appointment. 


Food Pantry of Waukesha County - 1301 Sentry Drive - Waukesha, WI - During regular service hours.


Mukwonago Food Pantry - 325 Eagle Lake Aveneue - Mukwonago, WI - During regular service hours.


Muskego Food Pantry - W189 S8184 Mercury Dr - Muskego, WI - During regular service hours.


Pewaukee Food Pantry - 642 Main St. - Pewaukee - During regular service hours.


Oconomowoc Food Pantry - During regular service hours.


Eligibility Requirements:

  • A current participant of the program where you are applying or show proof of address and identity. 
  • Applicant has current placement of children in grades K-12
  • Family participates in one or more of the following programs:  Free & Reduced Lunch, WIC, Food Stamps, Badger Care
  • Family has other extenuating circumstances - please talk to a staff member at the agency.



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