BackPack Initiative Needs You

Can you sponsor a Back Pack?
Posted on 08/02/2019

The Hoosic Valley BackPack Program needs YOU!

The BackPack Program is designed to meet the needs of hungry children on weekends when school breakfasts and lunches aren’t available. The program provides bags filled with food that is child-friendly, nonperishable and easily consumed. Bags are packed each week by school staff and student volunteers. It is then discreetly distributed to participating children every Friday afternoon. The Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York is the providing agency that we partner with where the food comes from.

Our1st year of participating in the Backpack program was very successful!! We had 15 students receive weekly backpacks through the generosity of The Pittstown Area Food Pantry.

The NENY Food Bank requires secured funding for 3 years. The Pittstown Area Food Pantry sponsored all 15 back packs! We can now add additional backpacks and only need funding for 2 years!

Can you help?

$183.00 - Supports one child for an entire year
$915.00 – Sponsors five Backpacks for an entire school year
$1830.00 - Sponsors ten students for the school year

To Donate:

  • Contact the NENY FoodBank and ask how do I make a donation to the Hoosic Valley Backpack Program?
  • Or make an online payment by going to: https://regionalfoodbank.net/ Click on Donate Now and follow the instructions to ADOPT A PROGRAM and enter Hoosic Valley BackPack Program.
    • You can make a donation of any amount?  All donated money will be added to our account as long as you designate it to Hoosic Valley BackPack Program!

Contact Info: Regional Food bank of Northeaster New York, 965 Albany-Shaker Road; Latham, NY 12110; 518-786-3691

We want to thank the following for helping our students during extended times off:
-The Staff of HVCSD
-The Transfiguartion Parish
-The Schaghticoke Food Pantry
-Chrissy’s Cravings

Hunger is not an issue of charity. It is an issue of justice. ~ Jacques Diouf

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