Important Message About School Closures and COVID-19
North East Wake Backpack Buddies is grateful for the recent outpouring of support in anticipation of social distancing measures and school closures as a result of the COVID-19 virus. Like the rest of our area, and the world, we are watching this unprecedented health issue closely. Our mission to serve children and families facing food insecurity is even more important during this trying time.
Our weekend food distributions were doubled on Friday, March 13, to provide added support to our backpack buddy families in anticipation of school closures. While our program cannot continue in its usual form while schools are closed, North East Wake Backpack Buddies will be partnering with schools and local organizations to support efforts to distribute additional food to school children in our area. If your organization is looking to partner in this effort, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We still need the support of our surrounding community, which makes this program possible. If you would like to support us financially, you can make a donation by check via mail (P.O. Box 182, Rolesville, NC 27571), online by clicking here or you can have items sent directly to us from our Amazon wishlist.
We continue to accept food donations, and ask that our volunteers and supporters take the recommended precautions when handling donated items. This would include not assisting with a food drive if you are sick and washing your hands frequently with soap and water.
THANK YOU for your continued support of North East Wake Backpack Buddies. Because Hunger Doesn’t Take The Weekends Off.
Board of Directors
North East Wake Backpack Buddies