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What we provide:

Backpack programs exist in schools across the country, serving children who are identified as "food-insecure" by a teacher, counselor, or parent. We rely on volunteers to pack bags of food that contain child-friendly, nutritious, non-perishable, easy-to-prepare meals and snacks. Then we deliver them each week to schools and other sites for distribution on Friday afternoons.

At the high school level, students will typically choose items from a pantry at the school. Some food is secured through the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, and some of it is donated by local organizations, churches, groups, and individuals.


Office Hours:

Tuesday-Friday, 8 am-5pm

Saturday 8am-2pm

Phone Number: 

(434) 845-8468 ext. 500


We are located on the lower level of the Plaza at

2323 Memorial Avenue

Suite 27

Lynchburg, VA 24501

Teal Bag Initiative

Fill a Teal Bag!
Below are the requested items for Teal Bags. 

Needed Items

  • 5oz Canned Tuna

  • 8oz Horizon Shelf Stable Milk

  • 15oz Canned Ravioli

  • 16oz Peanut Butter (in a plastic container)

  • 18-20oz Jelly (in a plastic container)

  • Granola Bars

  • Fruit Snacks

  • Rice Krispie Treats

  • Cheese or Peanut Butter Crackers

  • Slim Jims

  • Individual Mac & Cheese cups

  • Fruit cups

  • Deodorant​​

June 1 - June 7

September 7 - September 13
December 3 - December 9
Locations TBD



Volunteer With Us! 

We rely on volunteers to fulfill our mission. Be a part of providing help, healing, and hope to your community. 

Volunteers are needed to pack bags, deliver, unload food, or do basic tasks around the warehouse.

 Whatever your gifts, skills, and passions, we're happy to help you put them to good use. Come visit us to see everyone in action!


Provide Help, Healing, & Hope and Donate Today

93.5 cents of every dollar goes directly in to our programs.  Help us strengthen our community and bring support to our local neighbors. 

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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