GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Backpack Beginnings is a nonprofit organization that provides backpacks full of food and school supplies for kids in our area to last them the whole school year.
Parker White, founder of the organization, says they fed more than 1000 school kids last year alone and they're looking to increase that number. One way they are doing that is this fundraiser this Saturday.
The monies raised at their annual Kirkwood 5K in Greensboro will help provide food every weekend during the school year for around 120 kids.
The race is Saturday, August 23 in the Kirkwood neighborhood between Cornwallis, Lawndale, and Cone. You can park on Brookside Drive between the 900 and 1100 blocks. The race starts at 9:00 a.m. Click here for more details.