Labor of Love Backpack Program

In the Fall of 2013, the United Labor Agency took over a Weekend Food Backpack Program from the Junior League of Hartford at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School. Since then, that school has closed. We are currently working with two schools – one in Bristol and one in Hartford. With the help of he Eastern Connection Area Labor Federation and the Hartford Federation of Paraeducators (AFT Local 2221), we are able to support students and their families.

Each week, backpacks are filled by ULA Staff and volunteers. The backpacks are packed with child-friendly, nonperishable foods for the weekend. The backpacks contain enough food to feed the child for the weekend and include food for at least one family meal. ULA staff deliver the bags each week. The backpacks are then distributed to children at the end of the week.