Hundreds of children need food over spring break April 11-14
Consider a donation today
The number of WSFCS kids receiving free or reduced school lunch:
The number of days kids are out of school during the school year:
The number of meals kids receive on those days:
Did you know that Forsyth Backpack Program is an ALL VOLUNTEER organization? Started by concerned, caring citizens who recruited friends and others with expertise in accounting, project management and planning, social media and web, as well as valued community partners who help with logistics and provide manpower, gas, trucks, storage space and huge hearts, the only payment any of them earn is the smiles on children’s faces and knowing they are getting nutritious food over weekends and school breaks. A generous donation provides for administrative costs like printing and website support so that 100% of donations go toward purchasing food for hungry children.
Hunger affects our community — and our future.
Children truly are the future of any community. They grow up to become the work force and form the social, political and religious fabric of society. Chronic hunger has devastating and lasting impact on kids and our community. Hungry kids suffer physically, educationally, developmentally, and socially. They lag behind their well-nourished peers in almost every way. They can never quite catch up—suffering the impacts of hunger even into adulthood. As a result, the community suffers too. We want to create a better today for these kids so we can help create a better future for them and all of us.
Feeding our Future, One Backpack at a Time.