During the school week, students in public schools receive a breakfast and a lunch. However, statistics show that many children in South Georgia do not have an adequate amount of food on weekends. Our church tries to address this need with the Kathy Dyess Backpack Buddies Ministry. Teachers and school administrators at Harper Elementary School identify students who are considered “food insecure,” likely not getting adequate nutrition during the weekend. This has historically averaged around 80 students each school year. Each week volunteers spend approximately one hour per week shopping for food, packing food into bags, 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.