A Partnership with Benvenue Elementary

Backpack Buddies

Each week, teams of volunteers pack and deliver thirty bags of food in order to provide weekend meals and snacks for children at Benvenue Elementary School whose families are at risk for hunger.  The bags also regularly include gifts such as school supplies, toiletry items, warm winter items, story books, and special treats for the children.  We also show our support for the faculty and staff at Benvenue Elementary by providing treats and supplies throughout the school year. Our Backpack Buddies ministry was started in 2011 by Circle M, is staffed by teams of Lakeside volunteers, and is supported by generous sponsors whose gifts help to purchase the food items we provide.