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Backpack Buddies updates:

Our Sunday morning Backpack Buddies packings are BACK!

We will be packing each FIRST and THIRD Sunday morning of the month at 10:15am. No need to sign up – just join us!

All participants must wear a mask in the pantry.

Our 2021-22 Backpack Buddies Sponsorship Campaign is 56% of the way to our goal of raising $25,000!  Thank you to everyone who has already sponsored a student this year. If you’re still interested – there is still time! Please visit this link to sign up to sponsor a student: 

Backpack Buddies 2021-2022 Sponsorship Campaign – “Help Us Put Smiles on Our BPB Faces”

Over 14,000 children in Loudoun County are food insecure. What does this mean?  That they may not know where their next meal is coming from. As the wealthiest county in the United States we find this statistic troubling and unfathomable. 

Our story began in January 2011 when we learned that teachers at a local school were reporting their students had little to eat at home over the weekend and holiday breaks. We quickly responded to this need by launching the Backpack Buddies Program, which  provides weekend and holiday meal packs to Loudoun County students receiving free or reduced-price school meals. Each year, our volunteers pack and distribute over 15,000 meal packs to our six partner schools. 

But we know that we cannot do this alone.  We are fortunate to live in a community that cares so deeply for the children in our own neighborhood.  We invite you to join us in our efforts to ensure that every child has nutritious meals when school is not in sessio