Team up with a group (co-workers, civic/faith-based organizations, child care centers, etc.) to collect approved healthy, non-perishable food items to help support and sustain local Backpack Buddies programs. DEPC will collect food items through April 14. For more information or to register your team to collect food, contact Sydney Phillips, 252-985-4300 or To learn more about the foods to donate or for more information on Backpack Buddies, click on the link below.

BPB Info sheet