Backpack Feeding Program
Providing Food to Children in Our Schools That Would Otherwise Go Without
Did you know that every day hundreds of kids come to school hungry right here in Wilson County? This program provides food to children of families affected by financial difficulties every week of the school year. We serve Rutland Elementary, Mt. Juliet Middle School, and West Wilson Middle School.
How You Can Serve
- Monthly food pickup
- Monthly food prep
- Weekly food delivery
2–3 hours per month during the school year.
- Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.
- Drivers require valid driver’s license
Each fall we host an information meeting where you will learn:
- What to expect
- Travel dates (usually sometime during the first two weeks of February)
- Possible projects we will undertake
- How to prepare for the trip
- Estimated costs (approximately $2,000 per person)
- About the Nicaraguan culture