In April, support from organizations like ours in the community skyrocketed after the storms. Among the damages from the tornado that swept across the county were two elementary schools, Hampton Elementary and Peeler Elementary
At BackPack Beginnings, our Fresh Food Initiative, helps provide schools with fresh produce including fruits, vegetables, and grains (bread). Fresh foods are more than often associated with a hefty price, especially when compared its prepackaged alternatives at the store. For many, finding transportation to get the store is its problem to begin with. Currently, there [...]
Did you know March is National Nutrition Month? National Nutrition Month is an annual campaign aimed at helping people understand the importance of healthier food choices and participating in regular physical activity (Academy of Nutrition & Dieticians). Nearly, 67% of children in the Guilford County school system alone, come from low income families, accounting for [...]
Most recently, one such BPB volunteer we would like to thank at this time is Terri Maultsby. Terri was instrumental in organizing our recent fundraiser at the Greensboro Country Club.
Meet Brandi Wilkinson-Rhew, Volunteer Food Pantry Chair Brandi Wilkinson-Rhew, Food Pantry Chair I am a wife and mother of 2 little girls. My oldest is 5 and my youngest just turned 2. As a mother, instilling kindness and good values is a priority. Back Pack Beginnings has been a wonderful way to not only [...]