Join us on Wednesdays at 9:00 AM to pack backpacks with food! Registration opens each week the Thursday before at 9:00 AM. If capacity is full, you can join our waitlist here.
On Fridays, we distribute these backpacks to children at four locations in Manhattan: the Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center, the Frederick Samuel Community Center, The Church of St. Matthew and St. Timothy, and PS 347 on the Lower East Side. You can register for Backpack Buddies delivery here.
About the Program
Backpack Buddies is a nationwide effort that serves children who are food insecure (i.e. they do not always have access to enough food for an active, healthy life). We began our chapter in September 2013, delivering 35 backpacks a week, and have since then more than doubled that number to 75.
We are requiring all volunteers to have vaccination precheck cards to show the security guards upon arrival. If you have not already received a card, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a Zoom office hour appointment to show a staff member your vaccination card.
Date & Time
Nov 10, 2021 - Jan 5, 2022