Did You Know?
During the summer months, Forsyth Backpack Program has partnered with the WS/FCS Child Nutrition Department to feed hungry children. The program has provided backpacks of food, in addition to the Grab-n-Go meals provided by the school system, to all children ages 0-18. The food has been available for pickup at the following schools on Thursdays: Cook, Forest Park, Gibson, Griffith, Kimberley park, Konnoak, and Union Cross elementary schools. Visit the WS/FCS Child Nutrition Department for more information about Grab-n-Go meals and other summer meal sites.
Due to the special requirements of the backpack product -- which is easily accessible, shelf-stable, and edible without cooking -- and concern for volunteer safety during COVID-19, the best way to help and make a difference is to make a monetary donation. Thank you for your continued support! This pandemic has been trying for all, but our community is pulling together and taking care of each other.
Together, we are Feeding Our Future, One Backpack at a Time!
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.