Backpack Heroes

During the month of September CBS 6 and Fidelis Care invite the community to help combat hunger in our community by being “Backpack Heroes.” During the school year each Friday, over 5,000 students in 188 schools across 20 counties receive bags of food to help them eat throughout the weekend. To sponsor a child for the school year costs only $183, which breaks down to just $6.10 week.

Make your donation today! CLICK HERE and in the designation drop down, select Backpack Heroes to have your donation directly support the Backpack program.

To make a donation by check, please make checks payable to the Regional Food of Northeastern NY with Backpack Heroes in the memo line, and mail to: The Regional Food of Northeastern NY 965 Albany Shaker Rd, Latham, NY 12110

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