Statistics show that many children in South Georgia do not have an adequate amount of food on weekends. Schools provide a free breakfast and lunch during the school day, but there has been no source of nutritious food on the weekends. Our church tries to address that need with the Kathy Dyess Backpack Buddies Ministry. Volunteers shop for, pack, and deliver non-perishable foods each week during the school year to Harper Elementary School. Teachers and school administrators identify students who are considered “food insecure,” likely not getting adequate nutrition during the weekend. Volunteers spend approximately one hour per month shopping, packing or delivering food. To volunteer, please contact the church office at 229-226-0840 or call Jerry Anderson, the Backpack Buddies coordinator, at 912-713-4057.
There is also a need for non-perishable food items and/or cash donations. Click on the link below for a Donation Form.