Backpack Program

Sponsor a Back Pack
Posted on 10/08/2019

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.

Our 1st 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. We'd like to double this and be able to expand to helping 30 families this school year. 

Can you help?

$183.00 - Supports one child for an entire year but any dollar amount is appreciated and will help feed our students.

To Donate:

  • To make an online payment, go to: https://regionalfoodbank.net/ Click on Donate Now and follow the instructions to ADOPT A PROGRAM and enter Hoosic Valley BackPack Program.
  • If you prefer to give a cash donation, you may drop it off at either building to the attention of Janet Folkman or Beth McQueeney.

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

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

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