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  UWGHP BACKPACK PROGRAM  

The UWGHP BackPack program provides weekend meals for elementary school students in High Point, Archdale, and Trinity.

 

Through partnerships with community agencies, the United Way of Greater High Point provides nutritious, kid-friendly, pre-packaged food for 1900+ children during the school year, holidays, and summer break at the following sites:​​

Families with school-aged children wishing to obtain weekend meals through the UWGHP BackPack Program may apply through their child's school or the agency of your choice (sites listed below).

UWGHP BackPack Program Sites
BackPack Map

THANK YOU TO OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS

  • Individual donors

  • Communities in Schools of High Point 

  • The City of High Point

  • Food Lion

  • Heritage  Home Group

  • Charles E. Hayworth Jr. Foundation

  • J. Richard and Sybel F. Hayworth Foundation

  • Wyndham Championship

HERE ARE WAYS TO HELP ...

  • Pick up and drop off food at sites

  • Assist school sites in delivering BackPacks to students on Friday afternoon

  • Assist in packing BackPacks

ITEMS NEEDED ... 

  • Individual cereal boxes

  • Toaster pastries

  • Cereal Bars

  • Shelf-stable milk

  • 100% Juice Boxes 

  • Pop-top meats

  • Ramen noodles or microwave pasta

  • 8oz bottled water or juice pouches

  • Cups of fruit, fruit snacks, crackers, etc.

Please drop off or send Amazon Wish List items directly to The Salvation Army of High Point's delivery address in c/o UWGHP: 301 West Green Drive, High Point, NC  27262

Backpack Program Items

FUN FACTS

  • $5 feeds 1 BackPack student for 1 weekend

  • $185 feeds 1 BackPack student each weekend for an entire school year

  • $9,500 feeds all 1,900 BackPack students for 1 weekend

  • $182,225 feeds all 1,900 BackPack students each weekend for an entire school year

  • $9,500 feeds all 1,900 BackPack students for 1 weekend during the summer

  • ​$95,000 feeds all 1,900 BackPack students for 10 weeks during the summer

  • Through our school and non-school sites, we serve students attending all of the Title I elementary schools in the Greater High Point area

Backpack Program Fast Facts
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