BACKPACK PROGRAM OF HENDERSON COUNTY
Each year, the Open Studio Tour holds a raffle during the Preview Party at Rhythm & Brews. All the proceeds from the raffle are donated to the Backpack Program in Henderson County. Artists and studios are asked to put together fabulous artworks and crafts for raffle prizes.
The Backpack Program has been helping the children of Henderson County Public Schools for over 5 years, serving between 135 to over 200 children each week during the school year. Children, who have food during the school week may go without on weekends. Every Friday backpacks full of non-perishable food is packed and delivered to schools in the county for students who need food for the weekend. MANNA Food Bank sends the core bag of food and is supplemented with additional food items. The funds to do this come from grants, private donations and sources such as the raffle at the Open Studio Tour Preview Party.