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backpack buddies sterling virginia


Through our Backpack Buddies program, we provide support to local school children in need. Each child receives a backpack filled with six meals every week.


We currently provide weekly meals for children attending the following schools:


  • Potowmack E.S.

  • Lowes Island E.S.

  • Horizon E.S.

  • Algonkian, E.S.

  • River Bend M.S.

  • Potomac Falls H.S.


Children's Hunger in the United States

For more about Children’s Hunger in the United States, visit:
Household Food Security in the United States - 2022

Virginia Department of Education School Nutrition Reports - 2022

Did you know:

  • 1 out of 4 children in Loudoun County Schools are considered food insecure. That's 21,000 students who may not have enough at home to eat.

  • 3 out of 4 teachers report that there are children in their classrooms who regularly come to school hungry.

  • There are children in Northern Virginia whose only meals are the ones they receive at school. 

I never look at the masses as my responsibility. I look at the individual. I can love only one person at a time. I can feed only one person at a time. Just one, one, one.”

— Mother Teresa

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