BackPack Buddies

BackPack Buddies provides children from food-insecure homes with weekend meals during the school year. The children, selected by school principals, guidance counselors, and supervisors of various after school programs, receive a backpack containing six balanced meals and two healthy snacks at the end of every week. PGUMC helps collect and pack bags with kid-friendly non- perishable food.

     •Nearly 116,000 children (43%) in our service area applied for free or reduced price meals during the 2012-2013 school year.

     •1 in 4 children are at risk of hunger in North Carolina

     •1,832 children are enrolled in BackPack Buddies at 55 sites in 7 counties

If you are interested in sponsoring a backpack this 2015-2016 school year, please contact Jennifer Ostling at for more information.