Last Event Raised over $5,000 for Backpack Buddies Program!

Backpack Buddies Program

Proceeds for the car show benefit the local BackPack Buddies Program. This program provides children from food- insecure homes that attend school at Cartersville City or Bartow County schools with weekend meals during the school year. Local corporations, civic groups, churches and individuals help collect and pack bags with kid-friendly non-perishable food. The children receive a backpack containing nutritious, self-serve food that will sustain them when school meals are not available. The children are selected by school principals, guidance counselors, social workers and various after school programs who identify the “at-risk” child. As of 2021, the program is currently serving 312 students in the four city schools and 800 in the county schools.

With the help of our attendees generous support, Ridz by the River was able to donate $______ to this amazing program after our May 15, 2021 car show!

For additional information on this program, please visit Cartersville City Schools or Bartow County Schools respective websites.

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