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September 22, 2017
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Stillwater News

Stillwater BackPack Program to resume in October

Donations, volunteers needed throughout the school year

Sept. 13, 2013 – Thanks to many private donations from Stillwater families and businesses, including a grant from GlobalFoundries, the Stillwater BackPack Program will be up and running again in October.

Stillwater Central School District is teaming up with the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York once again to offer the BackPack Program, which is designed to provide 30 qualifying Stillwater students with backpacks filled with nutritious food each week.

The bags will be packed each week by PTA volunteers and discreetly distributed to participating children every Friday afternoon. One hundred percent of the donations go toward buying food for Stillwater students.

How can I help?

To make a monetary donation, download the informational flyer (PDF) and mail it to the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York or go directly to the Regional Food Bank's website to donate. Please be sure to indicate that you would like the funds to be directed to the "Stillwater BackPack Program."

If you're interested in volunteering your time to pack or transport the backpacks, please contact BackPack Program Volunteer Coordinator, Megan Sanchez, at 652-2192 or email her at yarntamer@gmail.com. If you have fundraising ideas or can help with grant applications or fundraising activities, please contact Dana Moraci at 306-4956.

For general questions about the BackPack Program, please call School Social Worker Deanna Sargent at 373-6139.

The Food Bank started the BackPack program in 2007 with one partner school. Since then, the program has expanded to 32 schools throughout 11 counties, serving over 800 children each week.

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