Shenendehowa Grows Program To Help Hungry Students
In an effort to make sure no students or families go hungry, the Shenendehowa School District has expanded their backpack program. According to CBS 6, the Shenendehowa School District has added more items and more help for those students and families that need extra help. It is important for students in grades K through 12 to have breakfast so they can have a productive school day. But in the Shenendehowa Schools there's more to it than just breakfast.
The "Bountiful Backpack Program" is currently helping over two hundred students. It was created to help to keep the children fed. Now it has grown. It now offers more for high school students. A food pantry was set up in the high school so that students can come and go when they need food items to bring them home over the weekend. In addition to food items, there are health and beauty items available too like toothpaste, deodorant and shampoo.
Shen has teamed up with the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York to provide for the students. They also hold fundraisers and accept donations from the community.