Fill the Backpack Program 2014

All this week, we’ve been encouraging you to help us “Fill the Backpack” along with the Food Bank of Western New York and Wegmans.

To ensure that students all over Western New York get healthy meals at home.

Stop at your local Wegmans between now and June 28th and donate non-perishable foods. The Food Bank of Western New York will then distribute the foods in take-home bags each Friday to students in need. Each bag is filled with cereal, shelf-stable milk, fruit juice, soups, fresh fruit and whole grain snacks. They are hoping to receive 50,000 pounds of food, to fill more than 12,000 backpacks.

We visited a public school in Buffalo to learn more about how this program feeds the appetite for learning.

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