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WHO WE ARE

We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) dedicated to supporting the children of Effingham County, Georgia, who have a need of food on the weekends. We are an entirely volunteer organization. We currently support 340 children in 11 schools. Currently we serve: Effingham High School, South Effingham High School, Effingham Middle School, South Effingham Middle School, Ebenezer Middle School, Guyton Elementary, Rincon Elementary, Springfield Elementary, South Effingham Elementary, Sandhill Elementary and Crossroads. We began as a group supported by several churches working together to make this program possible with funding. We are now partnered with six churches (They are St. Luke’s Episcopal, Guyton United Methodist, The Chapel Effingham, Centerpoint Community Church, Goshen United Methodist, and Springfield United Methodist Church) and our community and generous donors.

 

WHAT WE DO

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PACKING BAGS

Each Thursday morning during the school year, we meet and pack for the children. Each bag contains: white and chocolate milk, a juice, protein, canned vegetables and fruit, cereal, granola bars or other type of breakfast food, and snacks

TREATS FOR HOLIDAYS

We pack treat bags for each child for Halloween, Valentine's Day, and Easter.

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STOCKINGS AT CHRISTMAS

Each year our church partners take stockings and fill them.  Each child on our program is sent home with a stocking before Christmas.

 

"For I was hungry and you gave
me something to eat, I was thirsty
and you gave me something to drink"

Matthew 25:35

 

HOW YOU CAN HELP

You Can Make a Difference

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FOOD DONATIONS

If you would like to donate food we are always in need of snacks or juice boxes/pouches but we are thankful for any donation.  You can reach out to us to drop these off or have them mailed to us. Please contact us for a mailing address.

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MONETARY DONATIONS

If you would like to donate monetarily, the donation button below sends you to our Paypal address or you may mail us your donation.  Our mailing address is
P.O. Box 1224, Rincon, GA 31326. 
Thank you!

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VOLUNTEER

This organization is run on volunteers.  We are all volunteers.  The Director, Board, people who pack, and people who deliver are all volunteers!  If you would like to join us please just send us a message to get more information or just join us on a Thursday morning at 9 am!

 
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WHEN WE PACK

Come Visit and See What We Are About

Generally we pack on Thursdays from 9 am to 10 am but please check our Facebook page to verify our schedule for that week.  If the kids are not in school on Friday, we will pack another day.

 

CONTACT EFFINGHAM BACKPACK BUDDIES

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How To Be Added To Our Program

If you are in need of our program please contact the counselor of the school your child attends.  They will add your child to our program and your child will get a bag ASAP.  Unfortunately, at this time, we are unable to accomodate allergies.