Backpack Buddies

Did you know that there are children in the Charlotte area that may not have food to eat over the weekend? The Vineyard, one of the Huntersville NC Churches is on it!


These kids receive breakfast and lunch at school but then go home to empty pantries. Backpack Buddies of the Vineyard North Charlotte provides weekend meals to these children in need.Backpacks are filled with healthy foods and are discreetly distributed to children before weekends or holiday vacations. Each backpack contains a variety of healthy, easy-to-open meals, snacks and drink.

Our Backpack Buddies program is currently providing backpacks to Statesville Road Elementary, a Charlotte-Mecklenburg school, in the north Charlotte area and Huntersville Elementary School. We feed 28 kids every weekend!

How to get involved?
Contact our Backpack Buddies Coordinator. There are so many ways for individuals, churches and businesses to participate and make a difference in a child’s life!

Help a child become part of the Backpack Buddies program through a monetary donation.

1 year……………$199
1 semester………$99
1 month…………$20

Go to Online Giving at In the drop-down menu, please select “Backpack Buddies”.

Food and Backpack Drives
Hold a Backpack Buddies food drive at your office, club, neighborhood or congregation.  New, character-free backpacks are appreciated too.

There are many opportunities to volunteer including packing and delivering backpacks.

Contact Backpack Buddies
Judy Wray
Backpack Buddies Coordinator