January 2020 Luncheon and Service Day

January 15, 2020
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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23 Oak Branch Drive
Greensboro, NC 27407

Lunch will be served at GRRA on Wednesday 1.15.2020 for our kick off meeting of the year. We will share information about what all of our committees are planning for 2020 and then have a volunteer opportunity for an afternoon of service at BackPack Beginnings.

Bring items to doante and be entered for a door prize drawing.

Items Needed:

  • plastic grocery bags
  • canned soups
  • oatmeal
  • grits
  • canned beans
  • canned chicken, tuna
  • peanut butter


After lunch we will carpool over to BackPack Beginnings to assist with sorting items and preparing them for distribution to children in need in our community. (1:30 - until)

Information from BackPack Beginnings to prepare for the afternoon:

  1. Please dressto work in a warehouse. It can be cool in the winter and warm in the summer. Comfortable clothing and close-toed shoes recommended.
    2. Feel free to bring your own water. We don't have a water fountain.
    3. If attending on a Wednesday or Thursday, we recommend carpooling and parkingon the street. These are our food distribution days and we need to keep the front parking spaces open for our delivery volunteers.
    4. Tasks will vary week to week and day to day (unless noted on your signup). Potential tasks may include sorting food, clothing or books, making bags of food, counting inventory, stuffing comfort backpacks and more.
    5. We do accept GENTLY used items so please ask your participants to look around their house to see how they can help. Examples include plastic grocery bags, children's books, children's clothing/shoes, stuffed animals, and one-piece or bagged toys that fit in a backpack.
    6. Businesses and churches, did you know that we partner with A Simple Gesture to bring in more food and help expand our Food Pantry Program? Your office/congregation can collect food for us up to 6 times a year and they make it EASY! Food is picked up from your location. Email [email protected] to learn more.
    7. Don't forget to check our Greatest Needs page on our website or ask us more in the office about how you can help further!


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