Fill Backpacks with Food for Got Your Back San Diego

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Fill Backpacks with Food for Got Your Back San Diego

Project Details: Bring your group to the warehouse and help stuff backpacks with non-perishable food items.  The meal you pack consists of 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners, and a few healthy snacks, enough food to sustain a child through the entire weekend!  All materials are provided, you simply need to show up and be willing to work and stuff backpacks.  The backpacks are given out on Fridays to students identified as “homeless” by the school system.  The students receive free lunches during the school week, but your hands-on work will ensure that they and their families have a well-nourished meal for the weekend.

This Tuesday night packing event is generally for North Coast Church Life Groups.  If you’d like to volunteer as an individual or family group, or would like to sign up for a “lighter duty” project, please contact Jenni directly at [email protected] or 760-917-2128.  We can always find a spot for you!! 

  • Tuesday Nights, 7-8:30pm
  • Child Friendly – Yes! 16 yrs and older
  • Please wear closed-toed shoes

Optional but greatly appreciated:  Your hard work is most appreciated, but canned foods are always appreciated.  The most needed items are: canned beans, mac-n-cheese cups, 12 oz jars of peanut butter (no glass), canned tuna and Progresso soups.

Above and beyond:  Monetary donations of any amount can be put toward buying a pallet of food, whether it’s macaroni and cheese, peanut butter, or another food that goes into children’s backpacks every week.  The average cost of a pallet is $300+ dollars.  If this interests you, please click on this link.

Questions:  Jenni, [email protected]

*For the new school year 2023-2024, Got Your Back is looking for volunteer drivers!  If you or someone you know is friendly, dependable, able to lift 20 pound bags, and is available on Thursday mornings, please contact Amy at 813-389-1810 or at [email protected].  This commitment can be for the school year, for a short term, or as a substitute depending on your availability.  

Additional Info

Availability: PROJECT FULL

Date/Time: 05/21/2024 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

  • Family Friendly
  • Hands On
Partner Organization:
Got Your Back, San Diego
3820 Oceanic Dr. Ste. 313
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