The Columbus Baptist Association will be having their first Backpack Buddies packing party for the school season Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. at the CBA office.
The program is geared toward feeding children over the weekend who may not otherwise get a meal again until Monday morning at school. Bags are sent home with the children every Friday and include breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a snack for Saturday and Sunday.
Items like microwavable Chef Boyardee cups, juice boxes, single packs of crackers, cookies, and chips, Vienna sausages, pull tab pork and beans, Capri Suns and Koolaid Jammers, Pop-Tarts, fruit and pudding cups, crackers and peanut butter, and mini cereal boxes are needed to help keep the program going.
To help with the Backpack Buddies ministry by volunteering or donating, call 910.642.2155. Items can be delivered at 208 South Thompson Street in Whiteville.