The Backpack Buddies program is excited to have received over 100 pounds of food, and $100 in donations at the Missing Link Physical Therapy event on Saturday, November 7. In addition to Backpack Buddies, the event included multiple organizations such as the INOVA Blood Mobile, Mobile Hope, Toys for Tots, and Soles 4 Souls.
Volunteers from Pack 1483, GUMC and the community will meet at the Hillside Elementary School and GUMC on 14 November 2015 for the annual Scouting for Food Drive across Loudoun County. Volunteers can sign-up here to help unload donations and sort food.
Please check out this video the Scouts put together highlighting hunger in Loudoun County, and how they are rallying together to help solve this problem.
Last year the event generated 4,507.96 lbs of food donations for our three partner schools. The collective efforts helped stock our pantry for a month and ensured required food items for our Thanksgiving meal packages for the families of the program.
Hunger isn't seasonal, which is why our year-round food drives get so much attention. There are several ways you can donate to ensure the sustainment of food in our pantry. Both food and monetary donations are accepted. Please select Donate to learn how.
Our award winning leadership team is actively seeking volunteers with experience in logistics, event planning, communications, and finance. If you have one or more of these skills, join us at one of our monthly leadership meetings held on the second Tuesday of each month.
Our outreach team is always looking for volunteers and partner organizations to assist with fundraising events, conduct community education and awareness, and prepare meal packs in the pantry. Learn how to get involved and sign-up for upcoming events.
Our story began more than three years ago when we learned that nearly 12,000 children in Loudoun County were food insecure. As the wealthiest county in the United States we found this statistic troubling. We quickly responded to this need by launching the Backpack Buddies Program, which provides weekend, summer, and holiday meal packs to Loudoun County students receiving free or reduced-price school meals. Each year, our volunteers pack and distribute over 12,600 meal packs to our three partner schools. Find out how you can help end hunger and join us in our efforts to ensure that every child has nutritious meals when school is not in session.
Let’s put an end to childhood hunger in Loudoun County!
Cropping for a Cause - 2015
The JWCL Cropping for a Cause fundraising event in October raised $595 for Backpack Buddies.
The Hair Port Salon recently hosted its 17th annual CUT-A-THON. 100% of the proceeds from all services and raffles were donated to the Sanders Corner Backpack Buddies program.