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THE BACKPACK PROGRAM
Filling the Gap So Children Won't Go Hungry Over Weekends
We believe that no child should ever go hungry. Yet, many children who receive free and reduced priced school meals are left without the nutrition they need on weekends and holiday breaks when school is not in session. By providing children who are at risk of hunger with a bag of nutritious food each Friday throughout the school year, the BackPack Program attempts to reduce this gap and help children return to school on Monday ready to learn.
Children in the BackPack Program receive nutritious, kid-friendly food!
You can help. It's as easy as 1-2-3!
1. Volunteer to help repack donated items into the packs for distribution.
2. Donate to help sustain the program, or help expand the program to more children.
3. Host a food drive with your group to collect items from the BackPack Program Wish List.
Interested in enrolling your child in the BackPack Program?
Please contact the BackPack coordinator for your school districted listed below. If you do not see a coordinator listed, please contact your district directly and ask to speak with the BackPack coordinator. Every district in the Food Bank's service area participates in the BackPack Program.
Harpursville: Darlene Noyes
Windsor: Andrea Hudock
Elmira City: Derek Almy
Watkins Glen: Jessica Karius
Corning-Painted Post: Wendy Rosenwinkel
Newark: Loraine Trotman
Tioga: Nancy Eckstrom
Groton: Trina Luttinger
For more information contact:
Jennifer Edger, Director of Community Programs
at 607.796.6061 x4037 or email firstname.lastname@example.org