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FBP Receives $100,000 grant from City of Winston-Salem

The city of Winston-Salem picked 23 local agencies and other nonprofit groups to receive grants from the city’s portion of the COVID-19 Response Fund for Forsyth County.

The largest single grant, of $100,000, went to the Forsyth Backpack Program, which provides weekend meals for hungry children and teens.

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BACKPACK LOVE IN A TIME OF COVID-19

When COVID-19 restrictions prevented Wake Forest Baptist Health (WFBH) from holding its annual food-packing event on its campus for Forsyth BackPack Program, those involved knew they had to find a solution.

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Innovation Quarter Packing Event, 2/2018

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Focus on: Yasmin Horner, 11/2018

Forsyth Country Day School Yasmin Horner founded a backpack club which hosted a food packing event on April 13. During this event, about 60 seventh graders packed nearly 2,500 meals for 600 food insecure children in local schools. Forsyth Country Day School is the first school to have an entire club devoted to aiding food insecurity through the Forsyth Backpack Program. Forsyth Country Day School Forsyth Backpack Program Club hopes to encourage and inspire other middle and high school students to engage in similar initiatives. This project was entirely youth led and organized. The project was made possible by a generous grant from the Winston-Salem Foundation’s Youth Grantmakers Association as well as funds raised from a 5k and fun run. Read the full story here.

Winston-Salem Monthly story, 10/2017

The Forsyth Backpack Program continues its fight against local childhood hunger, one take-home meal at a time. Read it here.

BCBSNC packs meals for hungry children

The health care insurance company supported Forsyth Backpack Program March 27 with a packing event. Sixty employees packed 800 bags of food to help feed children over Spring Break!

WFBH supports hungry children with event

Two hundred employees volunteered to pack 22.400 meals for more than 1,400 local children who receive free or reduced lunch at school and do not have access to nutritious meals over Spring Break.

Volunteers team up to pack meals for kids

Wake Forest Innovation Quarter and Wake Forest University partnered with Forsyth Backpack Program during the workday on Feb. 28 to pack more than 6,400 meals for local youth in need, in Nonprofit news from the Winston-Salem Journal. Workers and students from Innovation Quarter tenants, including Wake Downtown, volunteered time to help set up, pack and deliver meals, and clean up.Innovation Quarter posted a photo gallery – check it out here.

Winston-Salem Monthly magazine

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!

The Hine Fund

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.

The Hine Fund

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.