BackPack Beginnings hosts first fundraising luncheon, New York Times best-selling author Lisa Leake guest speaker

GREENSBORO, N.C., October 25, 2017 – BackPack Beginnings, a non-profit in Greensboro, is set to host its first fundraising luncheon on Tuesday, November 7 at 12 p.m. at the Greensboro Country Club.  Lisa Leake, author of “100 Days of Real Food,” will speak on how her family’s decision to avoid processed and refined foods changed their lives and share the food rules they follow.

All funds raised at the luncheon will further BackPack Beginnings’ Fresh Food Initiative which brings fresh fruits and vegetables to children in need.  “We are working very hard to ensure children in need have access to fresh food. Funds raised from the event will help us deliver more fresh food to school children,” says Parker White, Founder and Executive Director.

Tickets for the luncheon can be purchased on BackPack Beginnings’ website or on their Events page on Facebook. The cost of each ticket is $50. The luncheon lasts from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Check-in begins at 11:30 a.m.  A book signing with the author will follow the talk. Books will be available for purchase.

 About Lisa Leake

Lisa Leake is a wife, mother, foodie, blogger and author of two cookbooks including the #1 New York Times Best Seller, 100 Days of Real Food and the newly released 100 Days of Real Food: Fast & Fabulous. She began chronicling her family’s journey online when in 2010 they decided to seek out the real food in our processed food world. What started as a simple pledge has turned into a valuable and practical resource that’s now read by millions around the globe. Lisa has appeared on Dr. Oz, Good Morning America, CNN, and The Doctors TV Show.

About BackPack Beginnings

BackPack Beginnings, founded in 2010 by Parker White, a native of Greensboro and mother of two children, is a 100 percent volunteer-run and donor-driven organization. What started out as a feeding program in one school feeding 50 children has grown to a multi-program organization serving approximately 6,000 children a year.
To find out more or support BackPack Beginnings through in-kind donations, funding or volunteering, please contact Parker White at or visit the organization online at