I just love summertime for so many reasons! The birds are singing, the days are longer, school is out, and most of all, fresh fruits and veggies are in abundance! It is no wonder that June is Fresh food month, and here at Backpack Beginning we are embracing it!
On Friday, May 19th Zoës Kitchen teamed up with BackPack Beginnings to build bags of food for children in need in our community. The 40 volunteers from Zoës Kitchen used their skills as restaurant operators to build 1886 bags of food in under 2 hours! That is a new record [...]
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.