Guntersville’s Blessings in a Backpack program resumes next week.

It’s the program where volunteers raise funds, buy food and then pack the food to send home with school children who might otherwise not have food over the weekend. The packs take place every Thursday night at 5:30 in the Guntersville Elementary cafeteria. The first one is this Thursday, Sept. 12.

Volunteers are asked to use the back entrance to Guntersville Elementary to access the cafeteria. Take DeBow Street by Guntersville First Baptist Church. It goes up the hill to the GES campus.

People who want to support Blessings in a Backpack can learn more about the program at the Facebook page Blessings in a Backpack Guntersville. There’s a link there to make a donation. The organization’s email is

All donations are welcome, but it takes $130 a year to sponsor a child, Blessings in a Backpack coordinator Wendy Griffin said. It’s the 10th anniversary of the organization.

“We have had two successful ‘Feed My Sheep’ events this summer at Connect Church and First Baptist Church,” Griffin said. “We leave a brown paper bag on the seats and church members have so generously placed money that they would have spent on eating out in the bags.”

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