Weekends Mean Hunger for Too Many Children
Many children often have consistent access to food during the weekdays, where breakfast and lunch are usually provided at school. On the weekends, however, struggling families are challenged to provide multiple nourishing meals for their children. The Schenectady Foundation and its partnership with City Mission of Schenectady and Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York helps to offset food insecurity in the homes of children in our community by providing them with a backpack filled with food to last them through the weekend. Just $6.00 feeds one child for the week. A typical weekend backpack consists of:
- Stewart’s card for a gallon of milk or a dozen eggs.
- Fresh fruit
- Canned veggies & fruit
- Healthy entrée
- Breakfast items
The Schenectady Foundation was able to serve 1,248 children this past year. Yet, the Schenectady Foundation and community partners City Mission of Schenectady and Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York are still only able to reach 22% of kids in need in Schenectady County. CSW is looking forward to making a difference in the lives of more children in our community through our contribution during the Thanksgiving season. To learn more, volunteer, or donate, click here.