$350 goes a long way...


That's the magic number that feeds a food-insecure student

in our community for an entire school year,

but we will gladly accept monetary donations of any size!

Our organization is a non-profit 501(c)3

so your donation is fully tax-deductible.

Click the button to make an online donation today!

You can also mail a check payable to:

ORUMC - Backpacks

2424 Oak Ridge Road, Oak Ridge, NC 27310

(Please include your email address and/or phone number with your donation.)


We Take All Non-Perishables!


We accept food donations year round!

Click here to see the menu items we need most!


You can bring your offerings to the lobby at the

Oak Ridge United Methodist Church.

Lowe's Foods in Oak Ridge has historically been a champion for our local community and regularly supports our organization - look for our bins at check-out for a quick, no hassle way to donate food.

Follow our Facebook and Instagram pages to find

food drives at local schools and community partners for even more opportunities to help!

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Join our Volunteer Staff!


A wonderful group of generous, caring, and friendly volunteers runs GBM each school year.


We welcome new faces and

have several opportunities for you to help!

Sign up for a weekly "pack," help deliver backpacks to and from northern and northwest area schools, or even host a food drive.

Contact us for more information

and to join our emailing list!


Items We Need Most:

  • Peanut Butter (16oz, PLASTIC jars please)

  • Canned Ravioli (15 oz)

  • Canned Vegetables (14.5 oz - Green Beans, Peas, Carrots)

  • Microwave Popcorn (boxes of wrapped pouches)

  • Instant Oatmeal (boxes of single serving packets)

  • Individually Wrapped Snack Items (granola bars, peanut butter crackers, Cheez-Its, Goldfish, Rice Crispy Treats)

  • Canned Tuna (5 oz)

  • Canned Chicken (12.5 oz)

We Also Take:

  • Juice Boxes

  • Antiperspirants

  • Shampoo & Conditioner