"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat..."

About Backpack Love

Many families in our community are faced with the frightening uncertainty of not knowing where they will find their next meal. Fueled by a passion to ensure children don’t go hungry over the weekends, our BackPack Love program reaches kids and their families where they are and when they need it most. Our hope is to distribute enough food each weekend to nourish every hungry family. Through volunteer teams and church partners backpacks are filled with enough food to feed a family of five for the weekend and are delivered to partner schools for distribution each week.

1 in 4

Georgia children live in food insecure homes

These children rely on their school's breakfast or lunch for their most nutritious meal of the meal. In some cases, these are their only meals each day. Every Friday afternoon, many of these children go home to empty cupboards for two days until they return to school Monday morning.

600

Backpacks are delivered each week

Each week our volunteer teams fill the backpacks with easy-to-prepare food to feed a family of five and deliver them to our partner schools.

3,000

People fed weekly

Each weekend each family receives: 3 dinners, 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and snacks

Volunteer with Backpack Love

Pack Backpacks

Volunteers are always welcome to fill backpacks. Contact us to be placed on the packing schedule whether you are looking for a one-time event or an ongoing commitment.

Partner with Backpack Love

Sponsor a School

Small groups, churches, businesses and individuals partner with us to assemble backpacks and distribute them to partner schools each week. Sponsors collect the necessary food and coordinate volunteers to pack and deliver backpacks weekly. We welcome the opportunity to structure a partnership that works for your group. Simply give us a call.

Donate to Backpack Love

Donate Food

Host a food drive or bring items on our needs list to our warehouse at your convenience. Our food donation focus continually changes. Contact our office for information on how you can help fill our greatest need.

Give to Purchase

All financial gifts help us purchase food and backpacks. You can sponsor a family for $30 a month and provide them with a backpack every weekend during the school year. For$150 you can feed a child for a semester or $300 purchases a pallet of food.