LEF- Backpack Coalition
Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering with LEF's Backpack Coalition Program. The Backpack Coalition currently supports 28 schools in LCPS. We provide weekend meal bags to food-insecure children, empowering them to focus on school studies instead of hunger.
Opportunities to Volunteer-
Monday Pack Volunteer: Our pack event volunteers meet at the warehouse in Leesburg for about two hours on Monday evenings to help assemble and pack our weekend food bags. Students under 18 need to have their parents complete the Special Event/Photo Waiver AND the COVID Waiver. Volunteers over 18 need to complete the Special Event/Photo Waiver AND the COVID Waiver as well. Masks will be worn at all packing events. Our warehouse is located around the corner of Walgreens where the steps and ramp are located. The time for packing on days there is a student holiday is 3:00-5:00 pm. The time for packing on the days there is not a student holiday is 5:00-7:00 pm.
Tuesday Distribution Volunteer: Can you spare an hour or two on Tuesday afternoon? There are two ways to support our distribution operation on Tuesday. Driving Volunteer: This volunteer role consists of picking up meal bags at the warehouse in Leesburg on Tuesday and delivering them to schools. Warehouse Volunteer: This volunteer role consists of helping at the warehouse to distribute and load bags into the cars of parent liaisons from the different schools. When you sign up, please indicate the time you would like to come and whether you would like to drive or be at the warehouse. *Please note you do not need to commit to the whole time on Tuesday. Even 30 minutes helps :)
Additional Support: Does your organization or business want to host a food drive? Do you want to be a shopper for one of our school pantries? Reach out to our Backpack Coalition Coordinator, Julie Sproul, to set up a time to talk about these opportunities. Looking to give financially? You can donate directly to support the funding of this program here.
448 S King St, Leesburg, VA 20175