Friendly Caregivers will be participating in the Backpack Buddie program this year.
The Backpack Blessing program is a ministry of Loaves and Fishes of Beaufort and provides food for the weekend for approximate-ly 130 children at Beaufort, Smyrna, Atlantic, Harker’s Island Elementary Schools and East Carteret High School whose families struggle with food needs.
The backpack is distributed through the school counselor, social worker or staff.
Children getting this help are referred by their teacher and the food is provided discreetly to go in their backpacks so that if the child chooses other children are not aware who is accepting the food or not.
HOW TO HELP
BULK SHOPPING IS BEST BUT INDI-VIDUAL DROP OFF OF FOOD IS NEXT BEST: HERE IS THE SHOPPING LIST:
Entrees (Single serving spaghetti, vienna sausages, tuna and crackers, beans and weenies, chicken noodle or vegetable soup, macaroni and cheese)
Snack cups (peaches, pears, fruit cocktail, mandarin oranges, Jell-o with fruit, pudding, applesauce)
Dry fruit like raisins or fruit rollups or smiles
Pop Tarts and granola bars
Oatmeal or cold cereal
We will be collecting these items in our office M-F 9am – 5pm.
We are located at 2302-D Arendall street Morehead city next to Dairy Queen