The emergency needs for additional food and volunteers on such short notice, revealed a gap in which our current four major food initiatives were not addressing. It’s crises like last April's tornado that led us to realize the importance of having an extra reserve of food readily available to school staff and partner agencies for [...]
Once again, summer is coming to an end. The start of the new school year is a joy most students share, but the reasons for excitement vary greatly from one kid to the next. While many students are excited to show off their new school supplies and wardrobe additions, others simply find comfort knowing they [...]
Join us Saturday, August 25, 2018 for some family fun! We are a week away from the Kirkwood 5K! The Kirkwood 5K presented by Charles Aris, Inc. is a family focused run/walk/push designed to get the entire community involved! The flat course is nestled in the cozy, neighborhood streets of [...]
Check out our infographic that highlights some of our accomplishments this past school year.
Meet Bill and Lib, volunteers with BackPack Beginnings. Here's their story on how they met and their shared passion for the welfare of children around the world. It began when Bill decided to go out for a business lunch at a little restaurant in Lenoir, NC. Little did he know he would meet the love [...]