BackPack Pals started in September 2008 by providing food to Lee County students who have little or nothing to eat on the weekend. Children are identified as candidates for the program through input from teachers, counselors and school administration.
Food bags are sent home every
Friday afternoon with 10-12 non-perishable, easy to fix food items.
Through community support this program has grown from 3 schools serving
40 students in 2008 to serving over 350 students in each elementary
school plus Floyd Knight, San Lee Middle and Warren Williams children
center. Please consider supporting this program by volunteering your
time, monetary donations or collecting food items. This is a great opportunity
for civic or church groups to give back to the community!
Here is a list of items needed:
You can even print this list and post it at your work or business!
A donation box has also
been setup at the Sheriff's Office where individuals desiring to donate
items are encouraged to do so during normal business hours, Monday through
If you need to make arrangements for a after hours drop off, please contact the Community Policing Unit at 919-718-4561, ext 5607 or 5629.