Ingrid is a Project Manager with Tanger Outlets. She first learned about BackPack Beginnings through her company’s volunteer program. Once a year, Tanger encourages their employees to volunteer through a program they call Stanley’s Samaritans, in recognition of their founder.
Staff and students at Pearce Elementary School raised a total $1,001 last week for BackPack Beginnings. The students took part in a week long hunger campaign collecting donations, learning about hunger-related issues, and creating posters for the event. The entire school participated in the fundraising drive including cafeteria staff and bus drivers. Some of the [...]
It’s finally spring and the cold weather is coming to an end. It’s also the time of year when our Fresh Food Program starts ramping up as the growing season begins. We’re working hard to bring more fresh produce to students and families in need. Fresh fruits and vegetables improve children’s nutrition, help prevent childhood [...]
March is Social Work Month. Here at BackPack Beginnings, social workers are crucial to our mission; helping children in need. Social workers help us to connect with those who need our help. Did you know that social workers visit our office every week? They make frequent trips to gather clothing and other supplies for [...]
Did you know that February is National Canned Food Month? If you’ve ever volunteered with BackPack Beginnings, you know how important canned food is to our cause. For struggling families, canned foods provide a balanced meal with proteins, vegetables, and fruit. We have food pantries in 14 schools that we need to keep supplied every week. That's [...]