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Backpack Buddies



Sponsor a Child at Frederick Douglass Elementary For the 2019/2020 School Year!

With your help and support Destiny provides food for over 100 students at Frederick Douglass Elementary School right here in Leesburg. Most of these students receive free or reduced-cost meals at the school during the week, but lose this support on weekends and holiday breaks. To bridge these gaps while away from school, Destiny has partnered with Frederick Douglass and the Backpack Buddies (BPB) program.

Usually this help comes in the form of small individual purchases made on a weekly basis, which our BPB Dream Team then bags and delivers to Frederick Douglass every Friday. This year, instead of asking for items throughout the year, we have designed a convenient online sponsorship program. You can sponsor one child with a recurring amount of $40/month or a one-time donation of $400 for the entire school year. Feel free to get creative… team up with a friend to split the monthly or annual cost. No amount is too small, or too big! Every dollar counts and is appreciated.

Our goal with sponsorship is three-fold:

  • Fund the program early in the year to take advantage of bulk purchasing ($4,800/yr)
  • Reduce the need for weekly food requests
  • Make it easy, simple, and convenient for everyone to be a part of this ministry

Thank you in advance for your continued love and support of the wonderful kids and families at Frederick Douglass Elementary School.

Want to do the shopping yourself?

Add Backpack Buddy Items to Your Grocery List

Bring any of the items listed below to the church on Sundays, or Monday – Thursday, 8:30am – 4:30pm. Please, no peanut products!

  • 100% fruit juice boxes
  • Individual Cereal Boxes
  • Instant Oatmeal Cups
  • Cereal Bars
  • Fruit Snacks
  • Rice Krispie Treats
  • Individual Canned Fruit or Applesauce Cups
  • Chef Boyardee Ravioli, Beefaroni, Spaghetti Cups
  • Easy Mac & Cheese Cups
  • Small Canned Tuna or Chicken
  • Individual Bags – Cookies, Cheeze-Its, Goldfish

Join us at the church to pack bags for the weekend!

CLICK HERE to sign up to be a part of this team and we will contact you about packing times.