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Zebulon Backpack Buddies
Leaders: Cheryl Crumpler and Sue Russo

BackPack Buddies (BpB)
This ministry of ZUMC is associated with the Northeast Wake Backpack Buddies and a national program providing children from "food insecure" homes with healthy weekend meals during the school year. This is a wonderful mission for our church. We are feeding kids on the weekend that have no other source of food. The children are selected by the school social workers who completely understand the needs of the child. They are only the top (or bottom however you look at it) 7% of the children that are on free or reduced lunches. We might as well refer to these children as weekend orphans. Our church assembles a "backpack" for each child containing six balanced meals and two healthy snacks once a week.  More than 100 Backpacks are delivered to three separate schools in Zebulon each week.    All packing is done at the Mission House, 114 W. Sycamore St, Zebulon.  The following is our packing schedule:
First week of the month: Wed at 3PM
Second week of the month: Wed at 6:30 PM
Third week of the month: Wed at 1PM
Last week of the month: Wed at 6:30PM

There is no cost to ZUMC for this program, we only need volunteers!!

If you are interested in volunteering for this program, please use the email link above. Thank you! Cheryl Crumpler and Sue Russo