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.




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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