Backpack Pals

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About the partnership…

Backpack Pals is a partnership of several area churches through which we feed hungry children from Clymore Elementary.  Every Friday during the school year 100+ children take home a backpack full of food for the weekend.  All of the food is kid-friendly and individually wrapped, stuff that kids can open and prepare for themselves.  Want to help us feed children?




First of all, thank you to each and every one of you for your contribution to Backpack Pals. We could not do God’s important work for these kids without your help. We are so thankful for your shopping, delivering, packing, donating food, planning and scheduling, paying the bills, providing the funds, praying for each child and spreading the word about this program. Bridgett has led this ministry as it has grown from serving 17 children to its current work of feeding hundreds. It will be difficult to fill her shoes. With God’s continued guidance and the continued support of each church and person involved, it’s my hope that we can continue what has been developed over these years.
My contact information is: (540) 746-7900 and I can also be reached during the business day at 248-3771, or at home in the evenings at 248-2720.
Finally, I know we all want to thank Bridgett for all that she has given over these years. She has approached each challenge with grace and courage, and has truly shown Christ’s love to others through her actions.
Pennie Garber


Hello All,

Backpack pals has begun in earnest, with Angela delivering the first load of food bank supplies yesterday. We will pack tomorrow evening at 5:30 pm in the same room at PV as last year. Everyone is invited.
We have had volunteers sign up to deliver TLC snacks to both schools. This is a big help. We still need volunteers to help Angela with the Food Bank deliveries every Monday morning at 8am. The process takes about an hour and requires lifting approximately 25 lbs. Please keep announcing this until we are able to fill these positions. If anyone is willing to sign up for just a week or two until we find permanent volunteers, that would be great.
Thanks for getting these announcements out to your churches. We are so grateful for the many ways each church supports this program.
Respectfully,   Pennie Garber (

Remember, receipts for reimbursement can be mailed to:

Delphos Howard Backpack Pals Treasurer,
Summit Church of the Brethren,
314 Summit Church Rd
Bridgewater VA 22812-2723

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