Out of the Garden Project partners with Guilford County schools and provides 1,900 students and their families with food to take home for the weekend every Friday. The goal of Operation Backpack is to ensure children are fed and ready to learn by Monday. These meal bags contain between 6-8 lbs of non-perishable food; enough food items for two meals for a family of four.
The majority of the non-perishable food used in this program comes from donations from generous partners. Volunteers are always needed to help sort donated food as well as pack Operation Backpack meal bags at our warehouse located at 300 NC-Hwy 68 S, Greensboro NC, 27407. We have dedicated volunteers who take Operation Backpack meal bags to partner schools each week. Please visit our Facebook page to see if additional volunteer drivers are needed and check out the “Get Involved” tab for more information on volunteer opportunities.