Volunteers are gathered around large pallets, ready to begin the process of unwrapping and sorting.
500 blue bags are being prepped for packing. The atmosphere is busy, but joyful as familiar conversation and laughter fill the room. It’s Thursday afternoon at the Cagle House, and another Backpack Blessings packing session has begun. Soon, the pallets and boxes will disappear and hundreds of food items will be sorted into organized bins, ready for volunteers to place each item in a blue bag.
Before the backpacks can be delivered to Fair Oaks Elementary each Friday, many preparations occur throughout the week to make this mission happen. The maintenance crew at Mt. Bethel