LEADER: Kendra Toney
CONTACT PHONE: (434) 546-0576
WHEN:  Thursdays from 4:30 – 5:15 PM
WHERE: Park in the rear parking lot off of Wilson Ave. and enter the back door of the church.
TO VOLUNTEER: Sign up here.

School Backpacks Food Program for Kids was created to ensure that kids in need of nutritious food have enough to eat outside of school hours.  Fort Hill United Methodist Church has teamed up with the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank to provide food for children and their families that attend William M. Bass Elementary and Dearington Elementary School for Innovation.  Food Backpacks for Kids is funded by the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.

This initiative is a wonderful opportunity for community members to assist in fighting food insecurity in Lynchburg, VA.  Volunteers at Fort Hill United Methodist Church meet every Thursday at 4:30 PM to pack bags with food and deliver them to the schools. The School Backpacks Food Program does not run during Summer months or anytime school is not in session.  Volunteering is open to anyone and all ages are welcome.

If you would like to volunteer for Food Backpacks for Kids, sign up here or contact Kendra Toney at

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