In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, we want to thank all teachers for providing support, love, and care to students. Not only do they teach our students but they often are on the front lines in identifying childhood hunger and neglect. Many teachers buy and provide snacks to children who otherwise would not have any. [...]
Spring has sprung and we are growing again! We've added 9 new schools to our Food BackPack and Pantry Programs thanks to an incredible annual campaign and NASCAR grant. Our new Personal Care Pantry will help provide laundry detergent and hygiene items to needy students. There are 2 upcoming events this week and much more going on... [...]
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 [...]