Because Hunger Doesn’t Take the Weekends Off…

N.E.W. Backpack buddies provides food every weekend to children who are identified as ‘food insecure’ by teachers and guidance counselors at each school. The bags contain kid friendly food for the weekend meals and snacks. There are approximately 400 children receiving weekly bags from North East Wake Backpack Buddies.


 #GivingTuesday :  Because Hunger Doesn’t Take the Holidays Off…

This year NEW Backpack Buddies has registered with #GivingTuesday to help kick off our Winter Giving Campaign on Nov. 28, 2017.

Help us feed hungry students right in our own community by donating to our cause. We have set a fundraising goal of $10,000.

Help feed one student for one weekend for $10 or feed one student for an entire year for $360.

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.  Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

Can’t wait to give?   Click the donate button below.

Feed Local Children

North Carolina has one of the highest percentages in the United States of children 18 years of age who are food insecure on a regular basis: in N.C. over 1 in 4. (26.1%) Your donation provides our local hungry children a bag of kid friendly food for the weekend meals and snacks.

You can make a difference…

  • $10.00 donation will feed a child for a single weekend
  • $90.00 donation will feed a child each weekend during a quarter of the school year
  • $360.00 donation will feed a child every weekend for an entire school year

Current Food Drive Needs

Below is a list of needed pantry items. Please ensure items are packaged as individual servings.  Due to the design of the program, we cannot accept family size and/or non pre-portioned items. Thanks for your understanding.

Any brand or flavor of the items pictured is welcomed.

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