One Backpack at a Time

Operation 143 is feeding students in our communities by providing backpacks full of food for the weekend.

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Impact Your Community

We’re a volunteer-built organization that needs the time and talent of people like you to help us do more and be more.


Give What You Can Give

As a 501c3 nonprofit organization, Operation 143 runs solely on donations and sponsors. Every bit helps.

Please Donate

Operation 143 is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, providing food to students in our community who would go without over the weekend. We work to help homeless and hungry students succeed by addressing the issue of childhood hunger.

Make The Difference.

Working alongside individuals and organizations to collect food and materials, Operation 143 packs these items into backpacks.

Be the Difference.

Sent out to qualifying students, the backpacks are discretely picked up each Friday and returned on Monday. The process begins again for the next weekend.

Create The Change.

19.6% of children in Pennsylvania live in poverty. Right in our community,  there are children who are homeless and considered chronically hungry. Help someone today.

2018 - 2019 School Year

School Districts Involved
Schools Participating
Students Served
Backpacks Delivered

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Let us keep you up-to-date on everything that is happening with Operation 143 and our work in the community.