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Smith Moore Leatherwood Introduces "Meals On Heels" Program

Smith Moore Leatherwood Introduces "Meals On Heels" Program

Women attorneys' affinity group launches community outreach program to feed the hungry in the Triad community

September 3, 2013

Greensboro, N.C.  — Smith Moore Leatherwood's women attorneys' affinity group is proud to announce the launch of "Meals on Heels" – a community outreach program helping to feed the hungry in the Triad community.

On Sept. 17, Triad businesswomen are invited to the first "Meals on Heels" outreach event. Volunteers will help assemble food packs for local, hungry schoolchildren, to be distributed by BackPack Beginnings. All supplies will be provided and volunteer's school-age children are welcome to attend and help.

BackPack Beginnings (BPB) assembles food packs for Guilford County School children, providing a backpack with their first weekend supply of food. Thereafter, the food is provided to the kids in plastic grocery bags. BPB uses donated food and money to make packets of food for the rest of school year, which are given to social workers every Thursday for distribution to children on Friday. This happens every week during the school year.

This year, BPB will be serving roughly 1,000 kids per week. The Meals on Heels goal is to pack enough food packages to feed all children served by BPB for one week.

To sign up for the September 17 event, please RSVP to Michelle LaFata at (336) 378-5309 by Monday, September 10, 2013. The event is limited to 30 participants. Children ages 5 and up are welcome to attend.

Heather Olson


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