Special Announcement - April 2020

At this time, we are not accepting new volunteers with the Backpack Buddies program at Galilee Church due to the COVID-19 situation. We hope to reopen these opportunities for the 2020-2021 school year.

The best way to support the program at this time is to donate Family Break Bags which are being distributed on a limited basis to families.

Please visit for more information and instructions.

Individuals, families, groups, and corporation can join us in solving the hunger issue in our community. Meal packs are assembled on a weekly basis and volunteers from the community are encouraged and welcomed to assist us at all packing events.

Our Packing Schedule

1st Sunday of the month: 10:00am*

2nd Sunday of the month: 5:00pm

3rd Sunday of the month: 10:00am*

4th Sunday of the month: 5:00pm

* additional volunteers are needed from 8:30am-9:00am to move food from the pantry to the packing location (multi-purpose room)

There is no need to sign up - everyone is invited to come and join us to prepare the weekly packs. If you are planning to bring a large group (+10 people) please email us at so we can be prepared for you.

Due to church wide special events, the packing schedule may change. 

Please check the "calendar" tab for the most up to date information on our packing schedule.


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


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