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Backpack Program

Backpack Program Bio

Dear Backpack friends,

If you’re reading this, it’s because a child in your house received a bag of food in their school backpack. I’d love to share why.

The Backpack Program is a CCCM ministry where, every week, church members meet to assemble bags of food and deliver them to schools in our community. We do this because we care about you and your family. As the Bible says, we believe everyone is made in the image of God, “fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 130). We are moved to share the love that Jesus has given us (on the cross and resurrection) to support you and your family. Jesus cared for those around Him and fed His neighbors, and we want to do the same for you. We do this because you are loved and worth loving! We hope this gift will be just one expression of many of the love God has for you. 

We would also love to know how else we might be of service to you. Feel free to reach out at the email below. We also invite you to join us for worship one Sunday in Graham Chapel (on the Montreat College campus). We’d love to meet! 

Christ’s peace to you,


Provides weekend meals that go into students’ backpacks, including 7 meals and 4 snacks for an entire weekend. This serves students in 7 of our local schools.


  • Wednesday: 2-3 volunteers take list to Ingles with Ingles gift card to purchase supplies; deliver to BMT Savings
  • Thursday: 2-3 volunteers pack the bags and (ideally) deliver to BMP, BME, and WD Williams
  • Friday: 2-3 volunteers deliver to BMP, BME, and WD Williams


Merle Arcand (828.664.0145)