The 2018 food drive to benefit Backpack Buddies was a huge success. We had over 180 volunteers come out and support the collection of food and donations at 10 grocery stores in Raleigh,
Durham, Cary, Garner, and Apex. We collected 8,600 pounds of food and $10,000!
This year’s food drive was dedicated to late Mrs. Rebecca (Becky) Knotts Thomas. Mrs. Thomas was the mother of our beloved AB Combs Principal, Ms. Muriel Summers. Mrs. Thomas was an active community leader and a long-standing member of the Business and Professional Women’s Federation. Her life was eventful and accomplished; but none of those events or endeavors truly defined her…she is better remembered, and loved, by the ways in which she navigated life’s journey. Her faith was at the center of her very being; and that deep and personal relationship to God was her compass, her true “north”. She was a loyal friend who loved travel, a good time, a good meal, a good laugh and more than her fair share of mischief. Causes important to her included serving underserved children, the lonely elderly, and the hungry. It is with great honor that we dedicate this year’s food drive to Mrs. Thomas.