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Backpack Buddies Fills Weekend Hunger Gap

The organization is seeking additional volunteers and groups to help fight food insecurity among children.

July 28, 2022, 2:12 pm

When the school year begins in August, Backpack Buddies of Metro Atlanta will be ready to provide weekend meals to 750 food-insecure children in 27 schools throughout the city and surrounding areas.

With the participation of 19 synagogues, churches and community groups — which the organization calls “Community Buddies” — Backpack Buddies will help ensure that all children participating in their program arrive at school each week well-fed and prepared to learn.

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