Over 49,000 Guilford County School children qualify for free or reduced price meals at school. The objective of our Food BackPack Program is to fight childhood hunger in our community by filling the weekend food gap for children in need.  Our program reduces the negative impacts of hunger so children are ready to learn in school and succeed in life.

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6,400 food bags delivered each month

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26 schools served

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1,600 kids fed each weekend

The Need
  • 67% of children enrolled in Guilford County Schools are low income.
  • 19.2% of people in Guilford County are food insecure.
  • Guilford County has no state or federally funded weekend feeding programs for school children.
  • Hungry children incur delays in their physical, intellectual and emotional development.
Our Approach
  • We provide child-friendly, nutritious food directly to children in need over the weekends.
  • Children are enrolled annually from Elementary Schools or Head Start Programs in Guilford County.
  • All food is child-friendly, packaged in four set menus including milks, proteins, fruit, vegetable, cereals and 100% fruit juices.
  • Our organization is 100% volunteer run. Food is delivered each Thursday by 150+ volunteers so children have food for the weekend.
How YOU Can Help

Your tax deductible donation can make an immediate and lasting impact on a child facing hunger on the weekends.  DONATE TODAY!

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$5 feeds 1 child for the weekend

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$20 feeds 1 child for a month

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$150 feeds 1 child for a year