The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Blessings in a Backpack is a results-oriented program whose mission is to feed federally qualified elementary school children on the weekends.
Blessings in a Backpack mobilizes communities, individuals and resources to provide food on the weekends for elementary school children across America who might otherwise go hungry. Better test scores, improved reading skills, positive behavior, improved health and increased attendance have all been attributed to the success of the program. Consistent with our mission to model the Love of Jesus through our Worship, Walk, and Work, Fort Foote Baptist Church is proud to be a local sponsor of a BIB program. We are currently partnering with one of our neighboring schools, Indian Queen Elementary, in Fort Washington, MD. to help ensure that eligible kids get the nourishment that they need.