The Back Pack Buddies Food Program provides a food pack on Friday afternoons to children who are in extreme need situations and are likely to have inadequate food for the weekend. The program is sponsored by Your local donations, Manna Food Bank, TCS-Child Nutrition, and Change the World Relief Org. This is the 5th year Transylvania County Schools has cordinated in the Back Pack Buddies program for Transylvania County School students.
Manna Food Bank has increased our food packs this year, but there will be 75-100 students per week who will not get a food pack on Friday’s unless we find local sponsors.
After discussing this matter with school officials and Superintendent, Dr. Jeffrey S. McDaris, we believe the level of need in the community, warrants the pursuit of community support for Back Pack Buddies this 2012-13 school year.
Therefore, we are seeking sponsors for 75 to 100 children at $150 per child; $150 will provide a food pack each weekend from October through the end of the school year.
Note: All donations are appreciated and accepted. Ex., $5 sponsors a child for a week, $25 for 5 weeks, $50 for 10 weeks. The program runs for about 35 weeks.
We have made arrangements with Change the World Relief Organization, (a local 501 (c) 3) tax exempt organization; working with Anchor Baptist Missions) to purchase and pack the food packs for locally sponsored children. There are no fees or charges paid to Change the World Relief. All labor is volunteer and all local money raised goes to purchase food for Transylvania County Back Pack Buddies recipients. More volunteer help is needed at this time.
Carolyn A. Barton
Director Child Nutrition
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