Who We Are

Georgetown Backpack Buddies helps ensure that Georgetown food insecure children do not go hungry over the weekend during the school year. We are currently providing over 1,000 students with weekend packs of 6-8 nutritious, nonperishable food items to take home for the weekend to supplement the family food supply. The food goes to children in grades K through 12 in all 17 GISD schools for the 40 week school year. Any child whose family income qualifies for the free/reduced breakfast/lunch GISD program and registers for our program is served.  We are in year 11 of a program that was started as a pilot by the Georgetown Ministerial Alliance in 2009, growing from 50 children to over 1,000. The annual value of the food packs is $150-$200 per student. We believe that by feeding the children we are helping achieve our vision “We imagine a community where all children are properly nourished during their formative years, grow to realize their full potential as adults and break the cycle of poverty”.

Georgetown Backpack Buddies is a 501c(3) non-profit organization

Your donation is vital to the success in helping feed the food insecure children in the Georgetown Independent School District. It takes a village (the community) to help prepare all our children for their bright, positive futures.

Each week volunteers gather to assemble cases of food to be picked up for each campus and to fill bags assembly line style to be taken home by the students on Friday for the weekend.

Mission statement

Provide food insecure Georgetown ISD students with weekend food packs.

Vision statement

We imagine a community where all children are properly nourished during their formative years so they may grow to realize their full potential and break the cycle of poverty.

Board Members

President – Bob Kostka
Phone: 512-818-5123
Email: bobdebk@suddenlink.net
Vice President – Richard Stamper
Phone: 713-582-4816
Email: cshack127@gmail.com
Secretary – Melissa Loerch
Phone: 512-507-2835
Email: mloerch1@gmail.com
Treasurer – Don Paull
Phone: 512-423-4274
Email: dgpaull@gmail.com
Fund Raising – Nancy Knight
Phone: 512-818-4892
Email: nancy@nancyknight.com
Food Distribution – Danny Phillips
Phone: 479-224-1389
Email: danphil200@gmail.com
President – Bob Kostka
Phone: 512-818-5123
Email: bobdebk@suddenlink.net
Vice President – Richard Stamper
Phone: 713-582-4816
Email: cshack127@gmail.com
Secretary – Melissa Loerch
Phone: 512-507-2835
Email: mloerch1@gmail.com
Treasurer – Don Paull
Phone: 512-423-4274
Email: dgpaull@gmail.com
Fund Raising – Nancy Knight
Phone: 512-818-4892
Email: nancy@nancyknight.com
Food Distribution – Danny Phillips
Phone: 479-224-1389
Email: danphil200@gmail.com