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BackPack Beginnings has provided food and basic necessities to local children and families for almost 11 years, but nothing prepared us for what happened in mid-March. Like many other non-profits, we were not ready for the likes of COVID-19 and the ramifications it has had on our area. Yet, when faced with the problems brought about by the pandemic, we knew we had to rise to the challenge for those we serve.
Our community would need us now more than any other time in the past decade and we couldn’t let them down. However, that meant that we had to recreate our distribution system, reduce the number of warehouse volunteers due to social distancing, locate bulk food during supply chain delays, ask for additional monetary donations to cover the need and rising food prices, and seek out food drives to fill in the gaps. It wasn’t an easy task, but thanks to the hard work of our staff, volunteers and supporters, we have doubled, and in some cases tripled, our reach since COVID started!
Guilford County children and families need our assistance and resources during these challenging times. We served 12,000 children last fiscal year and the numbers keep growing. BackPack Beginnings needs your support to raise $100,000 in response to the pandemic. Please help us rise to the challenge by donating today.
Thank you for your support,