Backpack Heroes

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 6,500 students in 200+ schools receive bags of food to help them eat throughout the weekend. But at some schools, this valuable resource is at full capacity. 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.

More than $59,000 has been donated this fall.

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