"God is good and He always provides!"

- Alice Prevatt, Upstate Backpack Blessings Founder

Your monetary donation can make all the difference.

Some weeks, the Upstate Backpack Blessings' pantry shelves are so low that program founder Alice Prevatt can think of little else. With only hope and prayer, she sends out emails and Facebook messages asking for help in order to have food for the next week's bags. A woman of deep faith, she says, "God is good and He always provides!" Let's help her struggle less and provide more. Your donation can do just that.

Alice was recently asked, "What is the #1 item you would like to have stocked in this pantry that you don't currently have?" Her answer was simple -- individual shelf-stable cartons of white milk (like Yoohoo, but white, not chocolate -- for use in cereal, grits and oatmeal). She said it's difficult to find and can be expensive. The #2 item is individual boxes of cereal. She relies on cash donations to shop at Aldi, Save-A-Lot, Bi-Lo and other local grocery stores, as well as Costco and Sam's (wherever she can find the best deals) to purchase items to supplement the pantry foods and provide well-rounded bags of food for every student, every weekend.

"I love to send the children a sweet treat or snack, especially on holidays, but most of the time I have to make the tough decision to buy "real food" instead," Alice added. "It's just too important that these kids have filling foods and good nutrition so that they can stay healthy and be ready to learn."

DONATE ONLINE

It's so easy to donate -- just click the button above or here and you'll leave this site and go the the Easy Tithe page for one of our major Partners, New Hope Baptist Church. There you can use your debit or credit card to make a one-time donation or to schedule a recurring donation.

DONATE WITH A CHECK

If you would prefer to write a check, it can be made payable to New Hope Baptist Church, marked to the attention of "Backpack Blessings" and mailed to:

New Hope Baptist Church
Attn: Backpack Blessings
509 South Main Street
Mauldin, SC 29662

Thank you in advance for your generosity and support!