P.O. box 182 Rolesville, NC 27571

About: North East Wake Backpack Buddies’ mission is to provide food to hungry children in North East Wake County and to enrich their lives by giving them greater opportunities for growth, learning, and development. North East Wake Backpack Buddies (or N.E.W Backpack Buddies) was started in 2006 as a youth mission at Rolesville Baptist Church. In September 2011, North East Wake Backpack Buddies developed into an independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization separate from the church. Today, the organization feeds about 450 children every weekend.

2018-19 DGIN Funding will be used to purchase the nutritious food items that are sent home with children in need every weekend.

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