Ways You Can Help


How can I help?

  • Donate cash, check or securely online.
  • Ask your employer if they would match your donation.
  • Donate unopened food items - see list below.
  • Volunteer your time to help pack bags.

  • Questions about packing?
  • Spread the word. Let people know about our website, Facebook, and Twitter accounts.
  • Display our Rack Card at your business location.
    Sample on the right. Click to print rack card.

Donations can be mailed to: Backpacks of Love, 3035 Lower Hill Road, Powhatan, VA  23139  

Questions? gloriaBPOL@outlook.com

Food Donations:

Deliver to: Aerations Plus

3035 Lower Hill Road - Powhatan, Va. 23139

Call (804) 598-2723

You can also donate food. You may print the list of suggested items or view foods below. All foods should be "kid friendly", individually packaged, easy to open with "pop tops", with no preparation, refrigeration, or cooking needed.

This is a suggested list; any food that is individually packed and can be easily opened is appreciated as we are currently providing weekend food for 350+ children. 

Print List!

*** Greatest need
**
All cans of protein should be single serving size with pop tops for easy opening.

Proteins ***
  • Beanee Weenies **
  • Vienna Sausages **
  • Ravioli **
  • Spaghetti O’s **
  • Spaghetti Meatballs **
  • Lasagna **
  • Chili Beans **
  • Tuna Fish **
  • Small cans of Spam, corned beef, etc.**
  • Slim Jims, or jerky
  • Peanut Butter (16oz or smaller)

Fruits and vegetables

  • Fruit cups
  • Applesauce cups
  • Dried fruits
  • Fruit snacks
  • Small cans with pop tops of any fruit or vegetables
  • Small packs of carrots
  • Fresh apples, pears, oranges

 

Breakfast Items
  • Small boxes of cereals
  • Pop Tarts
  • Granola Bars
  • Nutri Grain Bar

Snacks

  • Nabs
  • Single serving bags of chips/popcorn
  • Crackers
  • Rice Krispy treats
  • Fruit rollups
  • Packs of cookies
  • Fig Bars
  • Trail mix
  • Pudding cups

Beverages

  • Bottle water (12oz or smaller)
  • Milk that needs no refrigeration
  • Juice boxes ***
  • Capri Sun ***