Volunteering Opportunities

Snack in a Backpack is a non-profit organization that is affiliated with the Chattanooga Food Bank, part of the Feeding America Network.

If you are interested in volunteering with Snack in a Backpack, below you will find several ways you can help:   


Packing - Packing occurs once weekly on Wednesday morning at the Snack offices. Each child gets 7 different foods comprised of 13 items that contain an approved amount of nutrition for 2 days.    

Delivery - Packed bags are delivered by volunteers to the area schools each week.   

Teacher Boxes
– Teacher boxes are packed with extra snacks for students who may get hungry throughout the school day. While schools can provide breakfast and lunch for many children, it’s not enough when there is no food at home.  Snack in the Backpack volunteers are needed to deliver restocking provisions.   

Food Delivery – Periodically during the month we receive shipments from the Chattanooga Food Bank and need help moving pallets of food.   

Fundraising Event - Annually we have one major fundraiser called "Bringin the Blues to Blue Ridge." We seek volunteers to help gather auction items, decorate the venue, and work the event. This year, the event will be held at Mercier Orchards on Saturday, February 22, 2020.  


Summer Snack Program– As Snack in a Backpack takes on a larger role with the summer distribution of food to Fannin children, we will need additional volunteers to help with packing and distribution to the various summer food sites. Keeping Fannin children healthy by providing food year-round has always been a goal of the program.


Administrative – Occasionally we need help folding newsletters, writing thank you notes, delivering event posters, and helping us to promote the organization through community and school events.


Community Outreach – If you belong to a church, civic,  or community organization that would like more information about Snack in a Backpack, please contact us.


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About Us

Snack in a Backpack Volunteer

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As a former teacher and Snack in a Backpack volunteer, I can tell you that children can’t learn if their bellies aren’t full. It becomes a domino effect.  If they come to school hungry, their behavior isn’t good and the day doesn’t get any better. It’s pretty simple, the brain doesn’t work if it is hungry! I volunteer to break this cycle.


Marjory


Student Mentor

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We have a lot of children who come to school hungry every day in Fannin County. As a Mentor to a school student, my student met me for assistance one day not having eaten breakfast. I had nothing with me to give him. He showed me his locker and we found his “Snack in a Backpack bag” just in time for him to devour a granola bar so we could get to work on his studies. Snack in a Backpack helps to fill the void for those children missing meals at home.

Testimonial

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Testimonial coming soon!

Get in Touch

PHONE

(706) 851-8174

PHYSICAL ADDRESS

Snack in a Backpack

2460 East 1st St Unit C-7
Blue Ridge, GA 30513

We pack during the school year on Wednesdays at 9:30 am. Feel free to stop in and lend a helping hand!

MAIL

Snack in a Backpack

Debby Beck, Program Director
P.O. Box 2123
Blue Ridge, GA 30513