December 20, 2017

Our Director of Marketing & Communications was recently interviewed on our Sustaining Our Students Backpack Program and why this need is so great! WSET has the full story here.

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) — United Way of Central Virginia’s Sustaining Our Students Backpack Program is now underway.

They are feeding 31 Big Island Elementary School students over the holidays.

Over the school year, they provide a total of 92 area elementary students with food.Reports show 1 in 6 children don’t have access to the right amount of food.

Therefore, United Way is reaching out to the community to take a stand against the problem.

“You’re able to feed a chronically hungry child, and in turn, they’re able to focus in school, do better in school, and give them a brighter future,” said Olivia Beavon, the director of Marketing and Communications.

United Way collects non-perishable items year-round.

For information on how you can help fill more backpacks and donate items, click here.