backpackBackpacks for Kids’ Sake

Funded through a grant of $4000.00 from the Food Lion Foundation as well as countless food, backpack, and monetary donations from our generous community, UWCV completed its third year of the Backpack for Kids’ Sake program.


Managed by UWCV’s affinity group, the Young Leaders Society, backpacks were provided to students in three area elementary schools—Paul Munro, Big Island, and Perrymont—to supply 63 children with backpacks full of food to take home for their families on the weekends.


In AY2015-16, through this program, 18,144 meals and snacks were provided to food insecure children at an estimated cost of $5 per backpack per week for 36 weeks for a total of $11,340.00 invested into the Backpacks for Kids’ Sake program, all helping to better ensure the readiness of our area children!