Operation: BackPack

Social Ministry Committee packs bags for Operation: BackPack

A program of the Hawkeye Area Community Action Program - HACAP

1 in 4 children in our community are food insecure, meaning they are unable to access enough food on a daily basis, and generally don't know where their next meal is coming from. Each Friday, local schools send a bag of single-serve food items home in the backpacks of hungry children so that they may be fed over the weekend. 

With the help of schools, volunteers, and community partners like, HACAP is able to feed hundreds of children in our community.

Operation: BackPack operates in 53 schools throughout a six-county service area (Linn, Johnson, Jones, Iowa, Benton, and Washington).

How to Find Us

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Iowa City

Gathered by grace. Scattered for service.

123 E Market Street
Iowa City, IA 52245