Backpack Buddies is a program provides elementary school students who are on free and reduced meal assistance, with nutritious food for the weekends. This is two weekends worth of food for children in need at St. Simons Elementary, Oglethorpe Elementary, and Burroughs-Molette Elementary.
Each bag includes wholesome nutritious food items to help a child through the school year weekends. Each bag has contained 2 milks, 2 juices, 2 proteins, 2 fruits/veggies, 2 breakfast items and 4 snacks.
In total, this adds up to 2,940 food items weighing 1100 -1200 pounds that we packed. No need for the gym! Susan Shipman coordinates this effort including shopping for and gathering all the food, and delivering the packed bags to the schools. She has become an expert in where to get the best deal on each food item and is serving as an excellent steward of resources.
You can help by contacting Susan to join a packing team or by donating money to the program. All donations of any amount are welcome and $100 would feed a child on the 38 weekends throughout the school year.
Make your checks payable to: Christ Church, Frederica and mark them: Backpack Buddies.
This is Christ Church in action as we reach out to the community and we meet the needs of children. To God be the glory!