Backpack Buddies is a joint venture between Parkway Hills UMC, the Mississippi Food Network, and East Flora Elementary School. Each week, backpacks containing seven meals are distributed to 40 children who might otherwise go hungry over the weekend. We have also partnered with the staff and faculty at East Flora to encourage and support students with back-to-school breakfasts and teacher appreciation luncheons. We always need help picking up food from the Mississippi Food Network and delivering it to the school during the year. For more information about Backpack buddies or to volunteer, contact Laurie Jones or Molly Kirk.