M icah’s Backpack addresses children’s hunger issues by partnering with local schools to provide direct assistance to students and families who qualify for the free lunch program. Each week during the school year, the identified students receive a backpack filled with enough food for the weekend. The backpacks include two dinners, two lunches and two breakfasts. Weekly, nearly 70 volunteers from various academic, civic, and religious groups work together building community while packing the backpacks and the partner schools distribute the backpacks to the students. Sharing the Story outlines the ministry Micah’s Backpack has accomplished since the 2008 School Year.
How Micah’s Backpack Works
Friday afternoons 280 children at 9 Blacksburg school receive a gift of healthy food for 6 meals and snacks. Micah’s Backpack invites all members of our community who care about alleviating weekend hunger for children and youth to join in the fun of helping others.