Every Thursday for 30 weeks, 15 students at a Slidell elementary school will bring home a bag of nonperishable, easy-to-prepare foods, ensuring that healthy meals continue through the weekend, when the school cafeteria is closed. The deliveries are part of the Backpacks 4 Kids project of the Junior Auxiliary of Slidell.

To make a food or monetary donation to the Backpacks 4 Kids project, email Donna Lusignan at jaslidell@gmail.com or call (985) 265-7111.

Last year, Junior Auxiliary of Slidell volunteers worked 1,800 hours and spent more than $25,000 to serve more than 11,000 people in the Slidell area, with a primary focus on serving children.