United Way
of Greater High POint

815 Phillips Avenue

High Point, NC  27262

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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 to the following sites:​​

The UWGHP BackPack program would not be a success without the support of our generous funders and partners:​​

  • Individual donors

  • Communities in Schools of High Point 

  • Out of the Garden Project

  • Wells Fargo Foundation

  • The City of High Point

  • Food Lion

  • Heritage  Home Group

  • Charles E. Hayworth Jr. Foundation

  • J. Richard and Sybel F. Hayworth Foundation

  • Wyndham Championship

You Can Help!

  • Utilize our Amazon Wish List to send BackPack food conveniently from wherever you are - no grocery shopping!


*** IMPORTANT NOTE:  Due to the recent guidelines connected to the coronavirus (COVID-19) to limit in-person interactions and gatherings, UWGHP is partnering with The Salvation Army of High Point as a delivery site for UWGHP BackPack food items.  This will decrease the number of staff needed to transport goods from one organization to the other. 


Please 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

  • Pick up and drop off food once/quarter to sites

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

  • Assist in packing BackPacks

  • If you would like to collect UWGHP BackPack Program food, items should be kid-friendly, non-perishable, and nutritious. Click here for a generic flyer with a shopping list if you'd like something to print and advertise your drive.

Donate to the UWGHP BackPack Program, here.

The following are examples of needed items:

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. 


Fast Facts

  • $5 feeds 1 BackPack student for 1 weekend

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

  • $4,925 feeds all 985 BackPack students for 1 weekend

  • $182,225 feeds all 985 BackPack students each weekend for an entire school year

  • $3,575 feeds all 715 BackPack students for 1 weekend during the summer

  • $35,750 feeds all 715 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