Our speaker this week was Bob Doberstein of Harnett County’s Buddy Backpack program which is dedicated to providing nutritious supplements to children for the growing of healthy, strong, minds and bodies.
Bob told us that Buddy Backpack serves over 1,200 children in Harnett County, and about the expenses involved. He also told us how Sam’s Club and grocers help out by providing some minor discounts on food purchased and the logistics of ordering, picking up and delivering the food to the Buddy Backpack storage facility.
Bob and his wife, Carrie, started Buddy Backpack about ten years ago. Together with the generous help of volunteers putting the meals together and delivering them to the schools each week, no child goes hungry over the weekends.