Support the hunger-relief mission of Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York through the Acadia Insurance Virtual BackPack Program Food Drive.
Although free and reduced breakfast and lunch programs provide significant nutritional benefits to students during the school day, many disadvantaged children do not have access to regular meals when school is not in session. The BackPack Program helps alleviate child hunger by discreetly providing hungry children with backpacks full of nutritious and easy-to-prepare food on Friday afternoons so they have food to eat throughout the weekend.
Each BackPack contains:
2 breakfast items (cereal, oatmeal packets, graham crackers, granola bars)
3 entrées (mac & cheese, PB & J, Spaghettios, tuna, soup)
A loaf of bread
Milk card for a gallon of milk (distributed every other week)
Egg card for a dozen eggs (distributed every other week)
Canned vegetables (distributed monthly)
2 snacks (cookies, popcorn, pudding, etc.)
Menus change each week to provide participating children with variety.
$15 will support one child for a little over two weeks. $25 will support one child for a month. $183 will support one child for the entire school year.