Volunteers from the Charlotte Area Fund including President & CEO, Nicholas Wharton, Board Member Dorothy Scoggins and others from the Food Lion Corporate Office participated in a Volunteer Day Backpack Initiative at Memorial Presbyterian Church. The group packed 358 backpacks for the children of Bruns Elementary School. All backpacks included age appropriate books, mask for children and parents, sanitizer, hand wipes, personal items, school supplies, and water bottles. COVID workbooks for the children and COVID Safety information in English and Spanish were also provided.
The backpacks along with other items will be distributed to Bruns Elementary in November in a Drive-By Event.