971 S. MAIN

Maryville MO 64468



Serving Nodaway County since 1999

The following elementary schools participate in the program:

North Nodaway

Northeast Nodaway

West Nodaway


South Nodaway

Jefferson C-123


The Learning Center

The Ministry Center provides Backpack Buddies meals to 288 children in Nodaway County.

Families qualify if they are on free/reduced lunches, but they must still apply for this program at the beginning of the school year.  

To learn more about this program, contact your local school.

Backpack Buddies is a supplemental weekend feeding program.  Children who qualify for free/reduced lunches receive a "backpack" of food at the school each Friday.  Children are provided with a healthy breakfast, lunch and a snack each weekend during the school year, including extending breaks.  Children will receive food based on four rotating menus that are offered throughout the year.

Backpack Buddies

The Ministry Center