Our 15th Annual December Backpack Campaign!
Your support of 88.5 WFDD means everything to us. Your generosity allows us to provide award-winning local news coverage, national and international news, youth education initiatives, special events that help us all stay connected, and so much more.
Each December, we come together with you to do something extraordinary:
Ensure that the most vulnerable children in our community have the food they need, while also providing essential funding for WFDD.
When you make a gift in any amount to support everything you value about WFDD, our partner Kaplan Early Learning Company will donate a backpack full of nutritious, kid-friendly food to Second Harvest Food Bank's BackPack Program. The goal is 1,300 gifts of support for WFDD, which means 1,300 backpacks of food!
According to Second Harvest Food Bank, our state ranks among the worst in the nation for the percentage of children living at risk of hunger. Currently, 1 in 5 children in our community suffers from food insecurity. That means many kids 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.
1 in 5
Currently, 1 in 5 children in our community suffers from food insecurity.