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Old 09-23-2010, 01:40 PM   #1
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Does anyone currently participate in this program?

Are there any local places that do this?

I heard about this one:

http://www.foodshuttle.org/childprogram.html

I was hoping to find one closer to home that we might be able to participate in.

Thanks!
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Old 09-23-2010, 01:43 PM   #2
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pretty sure Wilson Mills Elementary still does this and not sure on Cooper, they may...
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Old 09-23-2010, 01:56 PM   #3
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I don't like the sounds of this....
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Old 09-23-2010, 02:47 PM   #4
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Isn't this what got the band teacher at West Johnson in trouble?!
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Old 09-23-2010, 02:48 PM   #5
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i seem to remember hearing first baptist church in smithfield participates in this program by making up the backbacks. i could be wrong.

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Old 09-23-2010, 03:51 PM   #6
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Contact Inter-Faith. I volunteer there and know that they distribute the backpack buddies through many different agencies and likely there is one near you. You can also contact the JoCo branch of the United Way. Inter-Faith is a UW member agency, so they would be aware of any similar agencies or distribution sites that are more local.
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Old 09-23-2010, 04:15 PM   #7
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First Baptist Church (553-4161) , Clayton, participates with Cooper Elementary for Backpack Buddies. A great outreach ministry. We have a collection container in the hall by our administrative offices.
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Old 09-23-2010, 05:01 PM   #8
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This is a great charity to volunteer and bring your kids! A great civic learning experience for the kids, and anyone old enough to put canned and boxed goods into a backpack can help out in a big way.
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Old 09-23-2010, 06:46 PM   #9
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My office sponsors 20 kids at a middle school in Raleigh. We buy the food, pack the backpacks, and deliver to the school 4-6 times a year. It is a really cool program, and you can participate on whatever level you want - donating food only, packing backpacks only, or doing the whole process. The Interfaith Food Shuttle is an awesome organization!
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Old 09-24-2010, 08:17 AM   #10
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I don't like the sounds of this....
I agree, I forsee future lawsuits!
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