Buena Vista is a caring family-centered student body, where we believe in taking care of one another. Here at Buena Vista we have a food driven backpack program for our families in need called Backpack Buddies.
Through the generous financial support and food donations from our parents, teachers, local business, scouting organizations, and churches, we have been able to provide weekly food care packages for our families. You will see information on how you can participate and volunteer with Backpack Buddies posted around school, articles in the Bobcat Banner newsletter, correspondence in your child’s communication folder, and here on our website.
We will be collecting a variety of breakfast and lunch items throughout the school year. Some suggestions are:
- Peanut Butter
- Nutri Grain/Granola Bars
- Pop Top Soups
- Pop Top Raviolis
- Fruit Cups
- Mac & Cheese
- Pop Tarts
- 100% Fruit Juice Boxes
- Beef Stew
We will hold three big food drives during the school year. Watch for those dates and more information during the year.
If you would like to volunteer this year to help with Backpack Buddies please contact Jennifer Sorrentino at firstname.lastname@example.org 320-8777, Leigh Ambrose LeighFA@aol.com 322-8595 We would love to have you.
Also, if your family is interested in receiving our care packages this 2011-2012 year a permission form will be included in your back to school packet or you can contact our guidance counselor, Terri Pfister at 355-2204. Recipients must qualify for free or reduced lunch and be enrolled. All requests are kept confidential.