Backpack Buddies

America’s Second Harvest Food Bank: BackPack Buddies. This is a program designed to provide low-income children and their siblings with nutritional one-step meals that they may otherwise not have on weekends away from school. This program has grown tremendously as the need becomes greater. JLS volunteers will purchase and pack 200 nutritional bags per month from Second Harvest Food Bank for distribution at Garden City Elementary School for approximately 50 kids. This program creates immediate access to food and attempts to improve the overall health of our children so they may focus more on academic achievement. This is our fourth year with this placement.