Backpack Buddies is a national organization which began to provide weekend meals for children of low-income families to replace the school meals they miss during their weekends or extended breaks from school. Each weekend food bag contains enough food for the six weekend meals plus snacks. All food is non-perishable, individual servings, and easy to open and prepare.

Shades Crest has committed to supply food for Backpack Buddies at Bluff Park Elementary School.