Backpack Heroes: Helping kids across the Capital Region
As school gets started, we're working to help feed hungry kids in our community.
All month long, CBS6 is partnering with Fidelis Care and the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York to raise money for the Backpack Heroes program.
There are thousands of kids in our area go home from school on Friday night, go to open the pantry and have nothing to eat.
The backpack program is getting food to those kids at school so they have food on the weekend.
Anne McCloy spoke to Mark Quandt, the Executive Director of the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York about the program.