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.
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