Riverside strives to be active in the local Community. In the midst of COVID19 uncertainty, we continue to work with our local partners and friends to provide food for families in our own backyard. We are working out the details for the Feed a Student bag distribution and supplementing the weekly backpack buddies. Stay tune to see how you can help.

Backpack Ministry

This ministry meets twice a month at Sugarland Elementary packing backpacks with food for 300 students to have over a weekend. Generally this requires 1 hour of time and you don’t need to attend Riverside to get involved. Adults, High School Students and local service organizations are welcome. EMAIL US FOR A SIGN UP LINK

Feed a Student and Adopt a Family

During the school year, students have access to meals through the school. We participate in Backpack Buddies to provides food assistance over a weekend for 300 students. During the Winter and Spring breaks students don’t have access to either of these services.  Riverside purchases food for 2 meals a day for a week for 300 students to have during the week they are not at school.

At Christmas, Sugarland Elementary Administrative Staff identifies families that could use assistance during the Christmas season. These families make a wish list for family and friends of Riverside to purchase, wrap and deliver the gifts to the school. If you are interested in Adopting a Family or would like more information click here.

Both of these activities allow individuals to invite friends, neighbors and co-workers to join them or serve as a family.