Starting a Backpack Buddies Program
The Backpack Buddies program is an initiative that helps fight food insecurity among children in the state. The program provides children with nutritious meals and snacks to take home in their backpacks over the weekends, when school meal programs are not available. Here are some key points to know about the program:
Benefits of Backpack Buddies
The program helps ensure that children who rely on school meal programs during the week do not go hungry over the weekends. This can improve academic performance, health outcomes, and overall well-being for children and families in need.
How to Get Involved
Churches can get involved in the Backpack Buddies program by partnering with local schools and recruiting volunteers to pack and distribute backpacks. The program provides guidelines for packing nutritious meals and snacks, and volunteers typically commit to a set schedule each week.
Making an Impact
By participating in the Backpack Buddies program, churches can make a significant impact on the lives of children and families in their communities. Volunteers have the opportunity to build relationships with children and families in need, and to support them in practical and meaningful ways.
Let’s work together to ensure that every child in South Carolina has access to nutritious meals and a brighter future! Visit https://www.scbaptist.org/heart4schools/ for more information and to get started.