School Partnerships

Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.
Proverbs 22:6

Backpack Buddies

Lexington Elementary & Middle Schools
Backpack Buddies is a collaborative church and community partnership that seeks to increase student academic achievement by ensuring that all children have enough to eat over the weekend, when free and reduced breakfasts and lunches are not available. We typically feed around 60 kids each week during the school year. Our budget for the school year is roughly $13,500. This will provide 60 kids three dinners, two breakfasts, two lunches, and snacks each weekend during the school year.

There are several ways to help. Anyone interested in donating may give by mailing a check to Lexington United Methodist Church (P.O. Box 116; Lexington, TX 78947) and indicating “Backpack Buddies” on the memo line. You can also click here to give online. Different volunteer teams are needed during the Fall and Spring school semesters to pick up food from the store, put food packs together, and distribute food on Friday afternoons to students at Lexington Elementary and Middle School. Please contact the church office at (979) 773-2728 to connect with opportunities to volunteer.

“Like” the Backpack Buddies Lexington page on Facebook to stay connected with this ministry.

Backpack Buddies Shopping List

  • Various Flavored Ramen Noodle Packs (not cups)
  • Easy Mac Individual Mac N Cheese packets (not cups)
  • Jiff On the Go Peanut Butter Cups
  • Applesauce/Fruit Cups
  • 1 ¼ oz Boxes of Raisins
  • Sleeves of Microwave Popcorn
  • Individual Cereal Boxes
  • Individual Oatmeal Packets
  • Individual 100% Juice Boxes / Pouches
  • Assorted Variety of Austin’s Best Value Snack Crackers (6 packs)
  • Individual Bags of Goldfish or
  • Animal Crackers
  • Granola/Oatmeal Bars
  • Fruit Bars/Cereal Bars
  • Fruit Snacks (with least amount of sugar as possible)
  • Crackers & Cheese Dips
  • 100 Calorie Cookies
  • Mini Packs of Pretzels
  • Individual Rice Crispie Treats
  • Hamburger Helper Microwaveable Packets
  • Trail Mix

School Volunteer Program

Fall and Spring Semesters

Lexington Elementary School

We have established a partnership with Lexington Elementary School to provide volunteers to help students improve their academic performance in reading and math. Volunteers may give as little or as much time as they would like each week and be connected with a student at a day and time that work with the volunteer and school schedule. Anyone interested in this ministry will complete a background check through the school before beginning and may contact the church office at (979) 773-2728 to get started.