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Dunwoody Mayor kicks off school year with Backpack Buddies ribbon cutting ceremony

On Friday, August 12th, Dunwoody Mayor Lynn Deutsch officially welcomed Backpack Buddies of Metro Atlanta (BPBMA) to the community with a festive ribbon cutting ceremony.

The event signified the start of a game-changing school year for the newly-minted 501(c)(3) that provides weekend meals to food-insecure children in the metro. With the benefit of collective food sourcing, collective storage, and collective fundraising, BPBMA is poised for tremendous growth in the 2022-2023, expecting to at least double the number of children served.

The mayor expressed her gratitude to Backpack Buddies for choosing Dunwoody as its home, and praised the organization and its partners for the work they are doing in the community.

Backpack Buddies Founder and Chair Ronald Robbins shared a brief history of the organization and voiced his excitement for the year ahead.

Once the ribbon was cut, the crowd of volunteers, donors, community officials, community members, school representatives, and Community Buddies (organizations that receive free food from BPBMA to pack and deliver to the schools they adopt) enjoyed some celebratory cake and toured the facility located in the Willamsburg Dunwoody Shopping Center.

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