In Loudoun County alone, there are approximately 11,330 children that are food insecure. Food insecure is “the limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe food.” Last school year, 1 in 6 Loudoun County school children qualified for free or reduced-price school lunches. The government has provided for these children to eat lunch, but their dinner is never guaranteed. At Destiny Church, we want to make sure these children never have to worry where their next meal is coming from by partnering with the Loudoun County Backpack Buddies Program.
Backpack Buddies (BPB) is a program model created by Feeding America to provide food for the weekend to elementary school children who are in need. Destiny is supporting 120 students at Frederick Douglas Elementary School! Each week we provide a bag filled with 6 meals, snacks, plus juice and shelf milk for the child to take home for the weekend.
HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?
1. Add Backpack Buddy Items to Your Grocery List
Bring any of the items listed below to the church on Sundays, or Monday – Thursday, 8:30am – 4:30pm. Please, no peanut products!
- 100% fruit juice boxes
- Individual Cereal Boxes
- Instant Oatmeal Cups
- Cereal Bars
- Fruit Snacks
- Rice Krispie Treats
- Individual Canned Fruit or Applesauce Cups
- Chef Boyardee Ravioli, Beefaroni, Spaghetti Cups
- Easy Mac & Cheese Cups
- Small Canned Tuna or Chicken
- Individual Bags – Cookies, Cheeze-Its, Goldfish
2. Join us at the church to pack bags for the weekend!
CLICK HERE to sign up to be a part of this team and we will contact you about packing times.