This year’s program is scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 12, 2023 at the Educational Wing of the Pleasant Branch Baptist Church in Conway’s Pine Street community. Hot meals will be prepared and served on-site to all of the participants and their families. Community leaders, school officials, businesses, and other organizations will be on hand to either stuff backpacks, distribute backpacks, register kids for backpacks, cook and serve, clean-up or set-up. Over the years we have had an enormous amount of help from our community averaging about 50+ volunteers each event to ensure the program’s success.
Pre-registration dates for 2023 will begin
- Saturday, July 22nd from 10am – 12pm
- Saturday, July 29th from 10am – 12pm
- Thursday, August 3rd from 6pm to 8pm.
Backpacks will be distributed on Saturday August 12th from 9am-1pm. Each child is required to pre-register in order to ensure they receive their school supplies. Parents are not asked to provide income information in order to qualify for assistance. Registration information is maintained in a database and addresses are deemed helpful in determining if the low income areas in Faulkner County are being served.