District’s partnership with Lowcountry Food Bank addresses needs of at-risk students

Since 2006, the Charleston County School District has partnered with the Lowcountry Food Bank to serve at-risk students through a program called BackPack Buddies Program.

The mission is to meet the needs of children at risk of hunger or homelessness under the McKinney-Vento Act by providing them with nutritious and easy-to-prepare food to take home on weekends and school vacations when they do not have access to free and reduced-price school meals.

To date, over 29,000 bags have been distributed and currently, up to 177 students are receiving assistance each month.