Backpack Program Models
Individual Child Model
Esther's Heart for Transformation Ministries, located in Harrisburg, started in 2011 and currently feeds children in 4 schools in Cabarrus County and 1 school in Mecklenburg County.
Whole Family Model
Crossroads Church in Concord feeds whole families.
Sonshine Backpacks, located in Mt. Pleasant, started in 2011 and feeds children in the Elementary, Middle and High Schools in Mt. Pleasant.
Model Programs in the U.S.
Programs throughout the United States have been shown to have Best Practices.
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Rowan County-Helping Ministries and Food for Thought
Rowan County has a centralized organized process at Food for Thought to get food in bulk from a local grocery store and prepare the backpacks in their warehouse.