Saturday, March 4, 2017

BackPack Buddies

BackPack Buddies Program Needs Our Help

The BackPack Buddies program is really, really low on food donations right now.
BackPack Buddies provides children from food-insecure homes with healthy weekend meals during the school year. The children, selected by school principals, guidance counselors, and supervisors of various after school programs, receive a backpack containing six balanced meals and two healthy snacks at the end of every week. Local corporations, civic groups, and individuals help collect and pack bags with kid-friendly non-perishable food.

Please help restock the supply of these food items. The requested items are shelf stable items like meats and stews, non-sugary cereals, packaged noodles, juice boxes or boxed milk (shelf stable); healthy snacks like raisins, granola bars, pretzels.  Please no soft-top applesauce, fruit, or Jello (they may pop open in the backpacks); no cookies, pop-tarts, candy, spam or Vienna sausages.  For questions go to the interfaith food shuttle website or contact the church office at 919-809-8850.

Drop off your items at the church office during normal business hours or you may make a monetary donation online: