Backpack Buddies

Healthy meals…helping kids

Did you know that…

  • Nearly 118,000 children in our area qualify to receive free or reduced-price meals at school?
  • 1 in 5 children in NC are at risk of hunger?
  • About 2,400 children were enrolled in Backpack Buddies at 80 sites during the 2017-2018 school year?

But what about weekends?

The Food Shuttle creates partnerships with some local schools and volunteers to deliver backpacks filled with nutritious, non-perishable food to selected children for weekends. NRUMC is one of these partners.

How can I help?

  • Provide food for a child to take home each weekend from late August to the first of June; and/or
  • Check backpacks once a week (one month commitment)
  • Volunteer to fill backpacks or help with the delivery of the backpacks each week

How can I volunteer or get more information?

For more information and/or to volunteer, please email Pastor Ashley or call her at 919.847-1536, ext. 114.

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