Back Pack Pals is a very popular program in Randolph county. To meet local need, Communities in Schools of Randolph County partners with multiple local individuals, civic groups, churches, businesses and the Randolph County United Way to provide over 665 bags of food on the weekend throughout the school year for students and/or families in need. Volunteers shop for pack and deliver bags to local schools which are then distributed to children in need of food for the weekend days.
What goes in each backpack? 2 proteins (Vienna Sausages, small can of tuna, etc.) 2 drinks (high fruit juice content), 2 breakfast items (Poptarts, oatmeal pack, granola bar, individual serving of cereal, etc.), 2 veggie or fruit items, 2 snacks (crackers, pudding, etc.), and 1 package of Ramen noodles.
To get more information about how to volunteer and/or otherwise support this program, see links to our BPP brochure and give us a call!