HIGH POINT, N.C. - United Way of Greater High Point is hosting its 5th annual BackPack Drive.

The purpose is to serve food to more than 1,700 local students.

United Way is asking the public to donate snack, breakfast, and lunch food.

Some of the donations needed include, individual cereal boxes, toaster pastries, cereal bars, shelf-stable milk, 100% juice boxes, microwavable pastas, 8 oz. bottled waters, juice pouches, cups of fruit, fruit snacks, and crackers.

The donated items will be sent to schoolchildren who receive food each weekend discreetly through the United Way BackPack program.

The program works directly with 18 sites in the Greater High Point area.

On Wednesday, United Way's Young Leaders United group plans to pack up all of the donations and distribute them to receiving schools and after-school programs.

You can drop off donations at the United Way office located at 201 Church Avenue in High Point.