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Operation Backpack

About the Operation Backpack Program:

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.

Get involved with Operation Backpack:

For Volunteers:

Would you like to volunteer to pick up meal bags from our warehouse and deliver them to area schools? Please contact for more information.


For Schools:

Are you a school social worker, counselor, or principal looking to join Operation Backpack? Please contact for more information.

Once your school is registered with the program, we ask that school staff work with families who wish to participate to complete a permission form provided from the coordinator.

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