Backpack Blessings - help needed

In response to the nutrition needs of children in our area due to the Coronavirus, 

Backpack Blessings will be holding food distributions on March 27 at each of our summer distribution sites for families in our area who are designated as living in food insecure homes. 

We will continue these food distributions every two weeks until they are no longer needed.

We need your help!! Here are some ways that you can make a difference

1. Food donations

We are asking for food donations of specific foods to go in our food boxes to supplement what we have already ordered. These foods are:

  • Canned fruits and vegetables
  • Canned soups
  • Tuna or other canned meat
  • Boxes of pasta (any kind)
  • peanut butter
  • jelly (no glass)
  • brownie or cookie mix
  • ramen noodles
  • Food Lion Gift cards

These donations can be brought to Garber UMC (4202 Country Club Road) from 10:00am - noon starting Thursday, March 19 and continuing every M-F after that. You will just need to drive by with your donations, There will be board members to unload your car.

You can also order food items on line and have them shipped directly to Garber.

2. Monetary donations 

are needed and appreciated! You can donate at Garber's website (choose Backpack Blessings from the drop-down menu), donate at or mail a check directly to. . .

Backpack Blessings, Inc.

PO Box 1675

New Bern, NC 28563

3. PRAY! 

For our children, and for their families, and for our communities!If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call or email me

Ruth Powers

Co-director Backpack Blessings


"He who dwells in the shelter of the Host HighWill rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress, My God in whom I trust" - Psalm 91:1-2