The Guilford Backpack Ministry is a nonprofit organization that has been serving children in the Northern and Northwest areas of Guilford County since 2010. We are currently serving over 250 children in 10 schools.
We provide food for students who are food insecure and at risk of going hungry over the weekend when they don’t have access to school meals. The students in our program receive an assortment of nutritious food for each weekend of the school year, as well as snacks for each day of the week. Without this food, many of these students would return to school on Monday having eaten very little.
Guilford Backpack Ministry also provides each student with extra food for holidays and breaks, and generous donations from people and organizations in our community provide extra items like school supplies and special treats.