Vermillion Weekend Backpack Program


The Vermillion Backpack Project (VBP) works with school staff to provide a free supply of meals and snacks to students who may need an additional food resource over weekends during the school year. The food is given to the children before they leave school each Friday (or, in case of holiday, the last day before the break). This service is provided as discreetly as possible, and at no charge. If you believe that your child would benefit from this assistance, please register her/him right away. Any child enrolled in the Vermillion Public Schools, Vermillion Head Start, or St. Agnes School may participate.

You may register your child for VBP anytime during the school year. Only register once per school year. You may either complete the consent form below and return it to your child’s school office or dial 211 to register. If you have more than one child in school, you only have to submit one form, listing all your children and the schools they attend. This information will be kept confidential. Once the school receives your consent form, your child’s name will be added to the list of students registered for VBP. She/he will soon begin to receive a supply of kid-friendly food at the end of each school week.

If you have not recieved the sign-up form from the school system, you may download the form below.

If you haven’t already registered, please consider letting this terrific program help your family. If you have any questions please contact your child’s school or John Lushbough at (605)670-0958 email: or

Registration Form

Click on the register button to sign your child / children up for the program.