Charity of the Month: Backpack Buddies
Posted on August 01 2016
Here at Haley and The Hound, giving back to our community is very important to us. Each month, 10% of our online sales are donated to a different charity we have selected. With a new school year just weeks away, we thought what better charity to support than BackPack Buddies.
Did you know that 1 in 4 children are at risk of hunger in North Carolina? This statistic is shocking and once hearing it, we knew we had to do something. That is why we have partnered with BackPack Buddies, a program that provides children from food-insecure homes with healthy weekend meals during the school year. Backpacks containing six balanced meals and two healthy snacks are given to children at the end of every week. School principals, guidance counselors, and supervisors of various after school programs select these children when they see a need.
Supporting such a deserving organization has never been easier. The money contributed to BackPack Buddies from donors fund the costs of food for 37 weekends, gas for deliveries, administration costs, and bags for the food. This organization needs our support to provide students with food for the upcoming school year.
During the 2015-2016 school year, 2,024 children were served 74,888 BackPacks at 67 different locations across 7 counties in North Carolina. Get back-to-school ready at haleyandthehound.com and help make a difference to kids in need during the 2016-2017 school year.