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Guilford Backpack Ministry is a 100% volunteer

501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is

to provide food and basic necessities to students in need in

northern and northwest 

Guilford County area schools.

Every week during the school year, we provide

bags of nutritious, easy-to-prepare, shelf-stable food

to close the weekend food gap for local students.

Working directly with school officials, Guilford Backpack Ministry is currently serving over 350 K-12 students in 14 schools

through our Backpack Food Distribution.

Those same students and their families are also supported through our annual Christmas Store.

1 in 4 children in our community are at risk for going hungry.

Due to the rural and expansive nature of our school district, our program is different than others as delivering to schools affords us the opportunity to distribute food directly to students eliminating the costly transportation and time-constraint burdens for these families.

Our dedicated volunteers have worked diligently to help fight

childhood hunger in our area since 2010.

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What We Do...

  • Provide food for local students at risk of going hungry over the weekend

  • Serve 350+ children in the northern and northwest Guilford County area each school year

  • Deliver bags to 14 schools including elementary, middle, and high schools

  • Fill bags with a weekly average of 7 lbs of food

  • Send home bags of nutritious, shelf-stable, easy-to-prepare weekend meals

  • Prepare weekly Snack Packs for school days

  • Provide extra food to support families during holidays and breaks

  • Send school supplies and special treats throughout the school year

  • Maintain 100% nonprofit status - all donations directly feed the children

  • Partner with community donors to meet yearly financial needs

“Your program has made a real difference in our school. Multiple times this year we have seen an
increase in attendance and engagement in class after enrolling students. The parents have become
more involved in the community and the children are thriving.” -School Social Worker

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