The Backpack Buddies project led by the Dan River Year AmeriCorps Program and God's Storehouse was created to help the Malcom Huckabee Backpacks Program reach more children in need of weekend and school break meals. With help from the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation Youth Grant, they hope to fill at least 100 backpacks to help hungry students in the Danville/Martinsville community get nutritious meals and spread the word about local food insecurity! How can you help?
Give monetary donations or food to support the program! It costs approximately $5.86 to fill each bag and 237 children currently receive backpacks on a weekly basis. Four elementary schools are served by God's Storehouse and local churches but we want to help the program expand! Find out how to donate items and monetary donations.