A Message From Our Chairman

Backpack Buddies was created to help feed the most needy in our community. We are 100% volunteer run by a multi-faith alliance of community volunteers who work together to address hunger issues on Hilton Head.

Children who depend on free and reduced school meals during the week are often hungry on weekends. Hungry children have difficulty concentrating on schoolwork and fighting common illnesses. For this reason, we send food home with elementary school children every Friday. In elementary, middle, and high school, counselors offer snack packs during the school day whenever needed.

During the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are striving to give even more to children and families who have been impacted the most by unemployment and food insecurity during this time. As food banks work tirelessly to provide for families, we assist by providing fresh produce and grocery store gift cards to families in need.

Good nutrition is essential for a growing child’s physical and mental health. The volunteers involved at Backpack Buddies feel a responsibility to the next generation to give them every opportunity to
succeed. That’s why feeding children facing hunger is our priority, but we can’t do it without your help.

Please consider partnering with us by making a contribution today.

Brenda Bruce
Board Chairman, Backpack Buddies of Hilton Head
The Signature Program of The Hunger Coalition of the Lowcountry

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