Patty’s Pantry assembles and delivers backpack meals to eight schools in the Omaha Public School district. Children who receive the backpack meals are dependent on the schools for the majority of their meals during the week. Backpack meals provide them with assurance that they will have food at home on the weekends. Last year, 8,490 meals were bagged and delivered to the schools for children to take home and eat on the weekends. To learn more about how to become involved with Patty’s Pantry, contact Ted Koehn at