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Backpack Buddies is a program to provide a little bit of food to children in the area that might not have any over the weekends. It is sponsored by many local churches but it has it’s “packing parties” at DUMC where the food is stored until it can be delivered to Dunbar Primary and Dunbar Intermediate Schools.
Backpack Buddies need you!!!!
We need you to help both Financially and by Volunteering.
Financially — all donations make a difference!
approximately $1500 per month to run the program.
Please consider a monthly apportionment to support this ministry.
You can donate directly at Dunbar WV Community Backpack Buddies Facebook page.
Volunteers are needed in many different ways.
Each month, we need shoppers to go to Sam’s Club and pick up the food.
Each Packing Day (about once a month)*, we need people to help pack the bags for the up-coming month.
Every Week, we need people to move totes out of the locked closets to the elevator area downstairs. This is usually done on Sundays.
Then we also need delivery people to pick-up the totes of food from the basement and deliver to Dunbar Primary and Dunbar Intermediate Schools.