ABINGDON, Va. -

The Washington County, Virginia Sheriff's Office will host the Backpacks Unite program at the Public Safety Building in Abingdon.

Volunteers will help prepare bags filled with healthy food items that are given to students at risk of going hungry over the weekends.

These bags are given out every Friday afternoon before the student goes home.

This is the third year of the event, and if you want to get involved there's a way you can help -- you can contact the United Way Marketing Manager at 276-628-2160, or you can visit the United Way Virginia Highlands website at http://uwvh.com and click donate.