In Greenville County, more than 60,000 people do not know where one of their meals will come from each day. Many of those experiencing food instability are children. While schools are able to assist a significant number of children through breakfast and lunch programs, many of the children served go hungry when they are away from school. A first step toward eliminating hunger for these children is to supply nutritious food for the weekends. Mission Backpack pairs organizations and schools to fill those weekend backpacks. Volunteers purchase, pack, and deliver bags of food to the school weekly.
Your participation in the Mission Backpack 5K will directly help feed a hungry child. We need your help to make a difference for Greenville’s hungry children.