BackPack Buddies

We are so excited to see our community rally around our new BackPack Buddies Lunch program!  This program will help children in our community who are helped by the “free and reduced” lunch program provided by schools during the week, but who have little to eat over the weekends and holidays.  Did you know that for 1 out of 5 children living in households in Georgia, having enough food is a daily struggle?  The Real Life Center is the ONLY BackPack Buddies program in Fayette County and we could use community members like you to partner with us.  We are currently working with school counselors and serve approximately 72 kids per week in three Fayette County Schools who have been identified as “at risk” for hunger.  There are more children awaiting to be helped.  Your help will impact children at risk by helping to relieve hunger which has a direct impact on grades, attendance, and over-all health of a child.   Think about how hard it is to concentrate when your stomach is rumbling!