We have partnered with agencies across northeast North Carolina to provide hungry children with much needed, nutritious food items on the weekend during the school year. Many children participate in free and reduced food programs through school systems, however, these programs only operate Monday-Friday. Backpack programs are able to provide two breakfasts and two lunches to help children return to school on Monday morning ready to learn.
Backpacks are filled with nutritious, kid-friendly food that is distributed to children to take home on the weekend. This program is designed to ensure children that might go without have access to healthy food over the weekend.
Here is the current list of Backpack Program partners:
Ahoskie Food Pantry (Hertford County)
Camden Food Pantry (Camden County)
Currituck Extension (Currituck County)
Eagles Wings (Eaglets) (Beaufort County)
Edenton Chowan Backpack Buddies (Chowan County)
Food for Thought (Dare County)
Pines Elementary School (Washington County)
Youth Bertie (Bertie County)
Pearl St./ECPPS (Pasquotank County)