We believe every family—no matter your circumstances— deserves to experience the joy of picking out your own groceries and supplies. The BackPack Beginnings Family Market serves Guilford County families
with children under the age of 18 in the household

Who can shop

The Family Market is open to Guilford County families with children under the age of 18 in the household.

Schedule an appointment before coming

Shopping appointments can be made once a month. Please allow extra time for your first visit so that we can collect household information that is required from Second Harvest Food Bank. IDs and immigration status are NOT required. If you already have a Link2Feed card or number, please bring it with you.  Current Market hours:

Mondays, 1-4 pm; Tuesdays, 9:30 am-12:30 pm; Wednesdays, 12-4 pm; Thursdays, 2-4 pm and Fridays, 9:30-12:30 pm.  We hope to add in night and weekend options soon.

We ask that you shop only for your own household and try to keep your visit to one hour.

We value children and for their safety, please supervise them while in the market.

Make Appointment

Supplies are limited

Most of our supplies come from generous donations, so we can not guarantee any specific items. Please take what you need, leave what you don’t for others. Donations can not be sold, traded, bartered or returned to stores.

Our primary focus is supporting children, so please note that non-food items are meant for children only.

Location and contact information

We are located at 3711 Alliance Drive Greensboro, NC 27407. Please enter through the 2nd door from the street. A Family Market sign will be located next to the entrance. Don’t have a vehicle? Click here to be notified if deliveries become an option.

Contact:  market@backpackbeginnings.org or (336) 954-7445

On the shelves…

The Family Market is about choice. We have a variety of food and supplies to support your family.