Summer Update


Host a Food Drive

Help us replenish our shelves for the fall by hosting a food drive this summer.  This is a great opportunity to get your kids involved in helping others.  We found the food drives that are most successful choose one item to collect instead of offering choices.  The items we need most are: juice boxes, pop-top ravioli, cereal bars, and individual fruit cups.  There might even be a prize for the group who collects the most food over the summer!

Please contact Lori at to make arrangements for food donation drop off.

Fall Volunteer Opportunities


This fall we will be signing up for all of our packing nights online.  We found this extremely helpful to keep track of volunteers and to know how many people we have coming to pack each week.  

There will be a separate sign up for each month.  Please click on the month you and/or your group would like to serve.  Each volunteer, middle school age and up needs to sign up on the volunteer sign up sheet.  You are welcome to bring your younger children with you, they just don't need to be on the sign up sheet. 

We pack from 7:00-8:00 pm at 96 Werz Industrial Blvd. on each packing night. If you are signing up as a group, please make sure to sign up each individual person so that Backpack Buddies can keep accurate records of volunteers. We are incredibly blessed to have so many people wanting to serve each year. In order to allow everyone an opportunity, please only choose two dates each semester for your group. Thank you in advance for serving with us!

Click on the Volunteer tab to see the dates available for each month.


Our New Van

We were so blessed by Southside Church's Be Rich campaign to help us purchase a van this spring. We are now able to pick up 2 pallets of food to help us pack bags each week.  Wave at us as you see us driving around town!!


Summer Lunch Program

We are off to a great start with our summer lunch program. We are delivering weekend bags to 7 locations throughout Coweta County. Thank you to our volunteers who are helping pack and deliver bags!