The program would not be possible without the assistance of our community volunteers who provide food, volunteers to pack, and/or funding. If you or your organizations are interested in helping with the Backpack Buddies program consider doing one or more of the following:

  • Please click HERE if you'd like to join one of our packing parties! This is a great way to engage with our team, but also a great team building tool for any organization!

  • If you would like to be part of our bag delivery team taking bags to the schools on Thursday or Friday mornings, click HERE.

  • Host a food drive - We would love for you to collect food items for us. We have experienced greater success when we "drive" for one food item at a time, for example "Juice Box January".

  • Sponsor a Backpack Buddies Student - Your donation of $20 a month for a year will provide weekend meals and snacks for one child. Checks may be mailed to:

    • BackPack Buddies, c/o Paula Womack, Cartersville City Schools, POB 3310, Cartersville, GA 30120.

    • Any monies donated are split equally between the city and county school systems to ensure that ALL children in Bartow County are served.