Backpack Buddies program was created in October of 2012, with one school in mind. The program was intended to help children in need of food over the weekend. Which quickly grew faster than we had ever imagined! Word quickly spread about our program and we are now in 15 schools in Lawrence County, Ohio serving just over 350 children each week.

Backpack Buddies exists due to the dedicated work of staff, volunteers, and donors. Did you know that a donation of just $12 per month keeps a child fed on the weekends?