numerous opportunities

The Backpack Buddies Leadership Team is seeking new volunteers who can donate as little as an hour a month to several hours a week. Email, and we will find a role that works for you! 

Pick up items at ​​local stores
​​Serve as back-up drivers for school deliveries
Assist with pantry inventory
Coordinate special events
​Pack in the pantry

The story of hungry

Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry®

loudoun school schedule

2016 - 2017 school year

August 29 : First Day of School

September 5: Holiday (Labor Day)

October 10: Holiday (Columbus Day)

November 6-7: Student Holidays 

November 23-25: Holiday (Thanksgiving Break)

December 22-January 1: Winter Break

January 2: Classes Resume

January 16: Holiday (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)

January 27: Moveable Student Holiday

February 20: Holiday (Presidents' Day)

April 7-14: Holiday (Spring Break)

May 29: Holiday (Memorial Day)

June 9: Last Day of School

backpack buddies leadership meeting


The leadership team holds open meetings and welcomes new voices and expertise. Join us on the second Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m.

packing in the pantry

galilee united methodist church

The pantry (room 1 in the Original Building) will be open for packing on the first and third Sundays at 10:00 a.m. to pack meals for the month. Join us as a family, with friends, or by yourself as we pack 330 meal packs for our three partner schools. 

packing in the pantry

community organizations/groups

Using the Sign-up link, individuals, families, groups can join scheduled group packing sessions to pack up to 320 meal packs that are needed each week to serve our three partner schools. Packing dates and times are included in the link. Thank you for your support!

backpack buddies calendar 

make a difference in a child's life

sign-up for one or more events below:

upcoming events: