about the snack sack
The Snack Sack is a mutual aid group that supports Black and Brown families facing food insecurity and other access hurdles due to systemic racism with snacks and other essentials. Founded by Chamieka House-Osuya in April 2020, The Snack Sack fills the gap created when kids were suddenly forced to stay home as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic instead of attending school, where many of them got their meals. The Snack Sack relies on peer-to-peer mutual aid, with donations going toward meeting immediate needs in families facing food, housing, medical, safe harbor, and other insecurities as a direct result of systemic racial oppressions.
Our mission is to provide wraparound community based services to Black and Brown families in the form of financial assistance, life essentials, and experiences of joy through direct giving and mutual aid.
Meet the team
founder & CEO
Chamieka House-Osuya is a dedicated child, family, and community advocate. She is skilled in community outreach, crisis management, and relationship building.
When COVID-19 hit, she noticed that she was buying more food with her kids home. She thought of the thousands of other families across America experiencing the same. From what started as a simple idea, The Snack Sack was born.
Chamieka is not only the founder of The Snack Sack, she also has a long history of being a community champion and advocate for those in need, especially children. Her career background is in education administration and social work, and she is a court appointed special advocate (CASA), and a was previously a big sister in Big Brothers Big Sisters of America organization.
While in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, she was a foster parent and then became an adoptive parent. She now lives with her partner and their wonderful children in Texas where she is pursuing her Master’s degree.