If you were one of the shoppers at Pavilions this weekend who contributed to the Backpacks for Kids Food Drive, you are helping families in our school district get through tough times. The weekend food drive for the Backpacks for Kids program brought in around $9,300 in food, gift cards, and cash donations.
Jamie Wallace, the program’s leader, noted that “If we had to buy all of the food and backpacks each year we’d have to spend around $46,000. A drive like this really helps meet our budget.”
The bi-annual food drives at Studio Village Pavilions funds a large slice of the yearly budget. “We receive no money from the state, feds or district. We are completely dependent on grants and donations. We have been able to make our budget every year since December 2013 when we started with 50 backpacks. We are now feeding around 150 students and families every week.”
If you missed the food drive or just want to help out, donations can go to www.ccbackpacksforkids.com/