Backpack Blessings
Contact Person: Leota Dinwiddie

Backpack Blessings is a cooperative ministry of several local churches, businesses, and organizations. We greatly appreciate the support from many individuals as well. Each week volunteers get together at the Laquey School to pack bags of easy to enjoy food items that are distributed to classrooms. We do not discriminate in any basis.

The area churches helping support this program include: Harmony Baptist Church, Hazelgreen United Methodist Church. Idumea Baptist Church, New Hope Freewill Baptist, Fairview Baptist and Deerlick Baptist, with more joining the work each month. We also appreciate the local businesses, organizations, and individuals that are providing food and support for the many children we minister to each week.

We are feeding children in grades Pre-K to the Fifth grade. We pack the bags on Wednesday afternoon and  they receive their bag of food each Thursday to take home for the weekend. Thank God for all He has done to help with the provisions for this program. I want to thank everyone who comes and helps pack the bags each Wednesday. Everyone is appreciated.  The bags are packed at Laquey Elementary School.

Donations to support this program are much needed and greatly appreciated. For information you can contact us through email at church@independencebaptistchurch.com or phone at 573-765-5557 (Leota Dinwiddie)