In conjunction with Giving Tuesday on Dec. 1, BackPack Beginnings is introducing its Pounds of Support Campaign. Your dollars equate to pounds of food, clothing and comfort that make a lasting impact on the lives of hungry and needy children right here in our community.
While the growth of BPB has been tremendous, allowing us to serve almost 4,000 children in our community, we are only scratching the surface of the need. 49,000 children in Guilford County qualify for free and reduced price meals due to their family’s economic circumstances.
Best of all, your gift will have double the impact. A generous donor and Second Harvest Food Bank has agreed to match the first $5,750 raised during our Pounds of Support Campaign.
- $5 will feed a child for one weekend and $150 will feed that child every weekend for an entire school year.
- $20 will fill a comfort backpack.
- $500 will stock a school food pantry for three months.
BPB sincerely appreciates your support. But the children all over our community appreciate it even more. Your gifts allow them to participate in a necessity of life that we sometimes take for granted. Food to fuel their growing bodies, to sleep better, to help them thrive in school, and simply to live a better life. It’s the gift that will help these children for a lifetime.
It’s the gift that keeps on giving. Thank you for your generous support and Happy Holidays.