The Pressley Ridge Backpack Giveback program supports the basic needs of our kids and families. We rely on the generosity of local volunteers and businesses to help provide essential items such as food, toiletries and more.
Non-perishable food is supplied to select students and their families who may be struggling to find their next meal. As part of the academic curriculum, students pack the bags with balanced breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks to ensure the families have enough food for the weekend. Last school year, more than 6,000 meals were provided.
Backpack Giveback also provides our foster children with basic necessities, including toiletries, undergarments and pajamas. A backpack and self-care items of their own help the children to feel more secure in their foster homes and build self-confidence.