Forsyth Backpack Program Press
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Have you seen the GREAT story in the Nov. 2018 issue of Winston-Salem Monthly magazine that highlights the spirit of community that makes FBP successful? Thanks to Editor Michael Breedlove and team for highlighting this important work! It’s a terrific read, so click here.
The Hine Fund of Augsburg Lutheran Church of Winston-Salem has made a $10,000 donation in support of the FBP program at Cook Elementary School. A donation of this magnitude feeds 50 children for one school year! A HUGE thank you on behalf of the children.
FBP President Carol Templeton, third from right, accepts the donation check from the Wyndham Championship Fore! Good program along with other recipients. Read here about program.
“Winston-Salem students march on day of social action”
Students in the Kimberley Park Freedom School walked for more than a mile July 19 to draw attention to childhood hunger. More than 50 students take part in the school’s backpack program, which sends food home with students who need it on the weekends and over extended breaks.
It takes about $10,000 a year to feed the students. The school partners with Morning Star Baptist, Second Harvest and Forsyth Backpack Program to feed the children, said Mia Parker, parental involvement and community coordinator. Read the full article in the Winston-Salem Journal.
Wake Forest University works to defeat #childhood hunger through Pro Humanitate Day/Week efforts April 22 – 29. On Wednesday, Demon Deacons across the nation joined together to show the world that #GoodWearsBlack by volunteering at food banks, making meals, and at the beautiful Reynolda campus in Winston-Salem, the University Advancement team packed more than 300 meals for Forsyth Backpack Program to help feed hungry school children!
Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC employees in Winston-Salem packed 800 bags of food for children!
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center volunteers held the largest food packing event ever in support of Forsyth Backpack Program on March 30, resulting in 22,400 meals to feel 1,400 children from local schools over Spring Break. Watch the coverage from Spectrum News. WXII 12 News also covered the event.
Reagan High School teacher Chris Pinnix sports a mohawk as a fundraiser for FBP through his church to support 63 students at Vienna and Old Richmond elementary schools, raising $3,500. Read the story here.
Forsyth Country Day School students, inspired after hearing about the needs of children served by FBP, create a healthy meal booklet. Read more in this Winston-Salem Journal story.
C0-founder Carol Templeton was included in a Winston-Salem Journal article published Jan. 1, 2017, that asked local leaders what their biggest challenges for the near year would be and what actions they would take to over come them. Read the article here.
Fit for Business 5K was a great success April 16 on the beautiful WFU campus!
Wells Fargo gave FBP a large grant donation and enlisted employees to help pack the food purchased on Wednesday, Dec. 2. As a result, 13,440 meals that will feed 840 children in 13 local schools over the holiday season were packed for a total of 420 cases. We can’t thank you enough!!
Blue Rock CrossFit raised almost $900 in support of FBP with their recent grand opening event. The Winston-Salem Journal featured owners Paul and Will in their special Veteran’s section.
Forsyth Backpack Program co-founders Carol Templeton and Barbara Lentz happily accepted a $2,000 donation from Walmart at the Clemmons neighborhood market opening on 10/14/15.
FBP president and co-founder Carol Templeton recently shared the needs of the program with the audience of the Bill Flynn Morning Show on AM980 The Eagle. Listen to the interview and fast forward to the 48:25 mark.
About 40 Forsyth Backpack Program volunteers weathered gray skies and rain to gather at Highland Presbyterian Church Saturday, Sept. 26 to pack bags of food for hungry school children. A total of 800 bags, which include 4 meals for a weekend’s worth of food, were put together in two short hours.
FBP had a ball at the Winston-Salem Open tennis tournament opening weekend, Aug. 22-23.
Birdies Fore Backpacks Returns with $100,000 Donation from Wishes By Wyndham Foundation – FBP receives donation for second year, 8/2015.
Pro Humanitate in Action: The Forsyth Backpack Program – Read about Wake Forest University School of Business’ MA program support, 7/2015.
—Winston-Salem Journal, October 8, 2014
—Greensboro News & Record, October 8, 2014
—Wake Forest University School of Law, December 3, 2013
—Winston-Salem Chronicle, December 13, 2013