Backpacks for Kids
Since the early 1990's the Junior League of Kingsport has partnered with the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee to help in their efforts to end hunger. In conjunction with the other area Junior Leagues, JLK holds a food drive for Second Harvest at area Food City Stores. Thousands of pounds of food are collected for the food bank at this event held annually in the spring.
With the ever increasing number of children below the poverty line, JLK recognized the need to have a hands on approach. Working with the Feed the Kids Backpack Project at Second Harvest, JLK members help pack bags of healthy snacks and easily prepared meal items and distribute then these bags to Kingsport area schools for children in need.