The our 2nd Annual Gala was a great success! A big thank you to our community for stepping up and supporting Backpack Buddies. We look forward to next year’s event!
The purpose of this fundraising event is to raise funding for operations and food for our local Pantry. This event will be a Roaring Twenties themed night in DeLand! All monies raised for this event will go directly to Backpack Buddies towards feeding kids and families in Volusia, as well as operational costs. Come have some Fun while raising money for a local cause!
Enjoy CASINO GAMES while you listen to LIVELY JAZZ MUSIC of the 20s by our DJ. Visit the CIGAR BAR and partake of HEAVY HORS D’OEUVRES and a CASH BAR in the Speakeasy. Bid on your favorite items in the LIVE and SILENT AUCTIONS.
Since inception of Backpack Buddies in September of 2019, we have been rewardingly busy! In 2019, approximately 21 children a week were receiving Kids Pack Meals for the weekends through our program. Currently, we are serving 307 kids weekly in 4 West Volusia Schools.