“BackPack Buddies” is Inter-Faith Food Shuttle’s program providing children from low-income households with groceries on weekends. These are children who normally depend on school breakfasts and lunches during the week.
UUFR is again sponsoring 15 children for the year: providing the cost of the year’s worth of food. Because of the pandemic, the Food Shuttle is purchasing pre-packed bags; there is no opportunity for volunteers to pack the bags as we have done in the past.
We look forward to when we can again gather to pack food for our “Buddies” … but for now we simply need to provide the funds. The cost to purchase the pre-packed bags for 15 children is $4275, We had a successful collection in October – thank you for contributing! We still need to raise an additional $1300 to cover the cost of the spring term. You can donate on Justice Sunday (January 10th) or anytime during the month of January by clicking here and choosing the Justice Sunday option. Feeding hungry children: only you can make this happen. Please be generous!
Learn more about the BackPack Buddies program here.