THE BACKPACK PROGRAM

Reducing Childhood Hunger

ONE IN FOUR CHILDREN in Stanly County is classified as food-deprived. Many of these children go home from school on Friday afternoon not knowing when their next meal will come. Many spend the weekends in hunger until they return to school Monday morning to receive breakfast and lunch. In an effort to make a difference in the lives of these children, the Stanly County Family YMCA sponsors THE BACKPACK PROGRAM, providing backpacks filled with nutritious meals and snacks for 44 Pre-K students each week. 

This program is made possible due to the support of donors to the Annual Strong Communities Campaign and corporate/foundation grants. 

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