Back the Pack is a partnership program with Rock Hill Schools Education Foundation that provides meals during the school year for K-12 students in need of nutritional support during weekends when school meals are unavailable. Rock Hill Schools partners with Rock Hill Schools Education Foundation to garner support from the community to support the program’s growth and sustainability. The Education Foundation welcomes volunteers and accepts tax-deductible charitable contributions to support Back the Pack. Please visit https://rhsdfoundation.org/ to learn ways that you may invest.
Back the Pack operates as a part of the Logistics and Distribution instructional program at Rock Hill Schools Applied Technology Center. Students enrolled in logistics and distribution courses levels one through four learn essential skills and experiences related to warehouse, distribution, logistics, and transportation career opportunities. Students learn and work in authentic environments using industry-standard equipment and procedures as well as have opportunities to obtain experience through field studies, guest speakers, and by working to administer the Back the Pack program. Advanced level coursework enables students to earn credentials and leave the program 85% industry trained.
Rock Hill Schools Education Foundation partners Rock Hill Schools to provide Back the Pack as a resource for students in need of nutritional support. The Applied Technology Center provides a workforce in training to receive, sort, package, and distribute food. Second Harvest Food Bank of the Metrolina provides Back the Pack with food and packaging products.
Students may speak with their School Counselor or Nurse to enroll in Back the Pack.
Interested in volunteering for Back the Pack? Visit https://rhsdfoundation.org/.