Interfaith Food Shuttle


Meeting the needs of hungry children when other resources are not available.

The BackPack Buddies Program provides children from food-insecure homes with weekend meals during the school year. Local corporations, civic groups, and individuals help collect and pack bags with kid-friendly non-perishable food. The children receive a backpack containing six balanced meals and two healthy snacks at the end of every week. The children are selected by school principals, guidance counselors, and various after school programs.

Fast Facts about BackPack Buddies

    • Over 111,000 children in our service area receive free or reduced price meals at school.
  • 1 in 4 children are hungry in the Triangle
  • Nearly 1,300 children are enrolled in BackPack Buddies at 44 sites in 7 counties
  • $350 provides a child a back pack filled with nutritious food each weekend for the entire school year

If you want to get involved as a sponsor, volunteer or hold your own food drive. Email to learn how. For more information on Interfaith Food Shuttle visit

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