BackPack Buddies drive Saturday will feed hungry kids

Posted August 15, 2015

At the annual BackPack Buddies food drive on Saturday WRAL Mix 101.5 and the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle are teaming together to stock up for children who might not get enough to eat.

BackPack Buddies provides packs of healthy foods and snacks to needy families so that children who eat a free or reduced-price lunch at school get to eat nutritious meals on weekends.

Mix 101.5 will broadcast live and accept donations at two Wake County locations Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.: At Cary Crossroads outside Old Navy and in Brier Creek in front of BJ's.

Donations are also accepted online.


Please with your WRAL.com account to comment on this story. You also will need a Facebook account to comment.

Oldest First
View all
  • Roy Jones Aug 15, 2015
    user avatar

    Our church sponsors this event for the near by elementary school. It is hard for me to give to this program after my family bought several back packs and filled each with health food the back packs were at the corner drug store where the mother of the children traded the back pack for drugs. One of back pack that my family bought for the program was sold back to me for $20.00 with the food still in. I know this is a good program but its shame the parents takes the food from the children for drugs.

  • Mabel King Aug 15, 2015
    user avatar

    You have to show proof of legal residency for your child to get a backpack at this event. Typically at these events ( I have been to several), 75% or greater of the folks showing for back packs are "of foreign origin". Would like to see these go to needy Americans or at least folks who are here legally.