We have created a program called Backpack Buddies that will support a mission of feeding our hungry children in West Volusia County schools. Orange City Elementary is our pilot school, but we hope to move on to other area schools as we grow. We can only hope that this program will provide the blessing of nutrition and bring comfort to the children of Orange City so that our youth can focus on their academics and become healthy, successful young adults.
The Principal at Orange City Elementary is very excited to get started. The school sent home registration forms and in just a few days 85 kids signed up for this program. At this time, there are 36 homeless families that attend this school.
Please stay tuned for upcoming fundraiser events as well as volunteer opportunities. Our long-term goal is to be able to help all the schools in West Volusia County starting with Orange City.
Will you join us in our mission?
Kelli Marks, PresidentHow it Works Sign Up
We collect monetary and food donations to help support our program.
Volunteers will pack bags for the children every week and deliver them to the schools.
Students recieve their bags on Friday afternoon before they head home for the weekend.
We also hope to have extra food for extended breaks and holidays.
Use this sign up form if you have a student in Orange Elementary.Sign Up
Use this sign up form if you are a family in need of food assistance.Sign Up
Occasionally we'll organize community giveaways for perishable and non-perisable food, PPE, and more.Pre-Register
If you would like to join in on this community project and help our hungry children in Orange City, we are looking for food donations, volunteers or monetary donations. If you have a business service you'd like to donate, please contact us!
Send Monetary Donations to P.O Box 741443, Orange City, FL 32774, or use the button below to donate online.
Please call, text or email to organize a food donation pickup.
Our volunteers are what make up this organization to be so successful! If you would like to volunteer and make a difference in Orange City and help take care of our neighbors in West Volusia, this is the organization for you!
Download and complete the following three forms and return to Backpack Buddies OC in one of the three ways listed below.
Backpack Buddies OC
c/o: Kelli Marks
PO Box 741443
Orange City, FL 32774
Monday – Saturday | 9am and 5pm
Orange City United Methodist Church Office
396 E University Ave
Orange City, FL 32763