The 9th Annual 88.5 WFDD Backpack Campaign

1,000 Backpacks This Year!

This holiday season, 88.5 WFDD is delighted to partner with Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina, Kaplan Early Learning Company, and AlphaBEST Education to fill 1,000 backpacks for children in our community who need food on the weekends.


For every financial gift 88.5 WFDD receives, up to 1,000 gifts, Kaplan Early Learning Company and AlphaBEST Education will work together to donate one backpack of food to Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina's BackPack Program.

Together, we can fill all 1,000 backpacks, which will provide 50 children with food for the weekend for 20 weeks.​


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According to Second Harvest Food Bank, our region leads the entire nation in the percentage of households with young children at risk of hunger. That means many kids in our community don't know where their next meal may come from. Click here to learn more about childhood hunger in Northwest North Carolina. And click here to check out Feeding America's interactive "Map the Meal Gap" map.

When you make a year-end gift today, 100% of your donation goes to 88.5 WFDD to fund great public radio programming. Kaplan Early Learning Company and AlphaBEST Education will say thank you by donating a backpack of nutritious, kid-friendly food to Second Harvest Food Bank's BackPack Program. You can do two incredible things with just one gift!

We’ll be on the air December 6th and 7th to count down to the goal. Make your Backpack gift today to add yours to the total!