Backpack Snack Attack seventh annual Back to School Month raises $9,300

Warwick. Proceeds could fill 2,000 backpacks for needy school children.

| 18 Sep 2019 | 11:23

This is the seventh consecutive year that the Warwick Town Board has proclaimed the month of August, "Backpack Snack Attack Back to School Month."

As a result of extraordinary community support, Backpack Snack Attack. a non-profit organization that provides nutritional snacks to almost 300 needy school children each week of the school year, raised $9,300, bringing the seven-year total to more than $86,500.

Depending on the price of food, the proceeds from this year's event could fill 2,000 backpacks.

The program is run entirely by a group of volunteers and supported by donations and fund raising.

All proceeds are used to purchase food for needy children in this community.

During August more than 80 businesses throughout the town collected donations from their customers through the use of canisters, donation envelopes in restaurants and food drives. .

For example, Leo Kayte's Ford and ShopRite partnered throughout the month in a fill a van with food campaign. And the van was filled to more than $1,500 in food items donated by ShopRite customers.

During the month, several area restaurants presented their customers with donation envelopes when meals were completed and the bill was presented.

In addition to the funds raised in coin canisters and donation envelopes in restaurants, Backpack received sizable contributions from H.O.P.E. Daylee USA, Inc., G&T Auto Parts of Warwick, Savvy Chic Consignment Boutique and Eye Physicians of Orange County.

Other business partners that assisted in getting many donations from their customers were; Grappa Ristorante, Landmark Inn, Eddie's Roadhouse, Copper Bottom, Track 7, Key Bank,Larry's Deli, Peck's Wine and Spirits, OCHS Orchard, New Beginnings, Pennings Orchard and Warwick Grove Wascals Softball.

"We would like to thank all the businesses, organizations and people of Warwick for their incredible generosity," said Backpack Snack Attack President Shirley Puett," Backpack is off to a great start this school year thanks to the support of our wonderful community."

- Roger Gavan

Backpack Snack Attack 2019 Back to School Month Business Partners:
A Fine Line
Akin's Drug Store
Asian Delicacies Chinese Restaurant
Bagel Time
Betty's Eye Catching Styles & Split Ends
Black Bear Wine & Spirits
Bluestone Acupuncture PLLC
Candy Apple Shoppe
Capelli Salon Spa Boutique
Chosun TaeKwondo Academy
Copper Bottom
Corbett's Cookie Bar
Country Dream
Country Grocery
Doc's Pizza and Steak
Dunkin Donuts
Eddie's Roadhouse
Edenville Deli
Eye Physicians of Orange County
Fitzula's Gift Shop
Flirt Botique
Forever Jewelers
Four Brother's Pizza
Franico's Pizzeria
Friendly Beer and Soda
G's Restaurant
G&T Auto Parts of Warwick
Grappa Ristorante
Greenwood Lake Barber Shop
Greenwood Lake Garden & Farm Market
Greenwood Lake Public Library
Greenwood Lake Senior Center
Greenwood True Value
GWL Bagels
Hip & Chic
H.O.P.E. Daylee USA, Inc.
Jean-Claude's Artisan Bakery
Johnny's Service Center
Karen's Restaurant
Key Bank
La Piazza Wine Bar & Lounge
Landmark Inn
Larry's Delicatessen
Leo Kaytes Ford
Luca Trattoria - Pizzeria
Mattingly's Tavern
Mexicunzingo Restaurant
New Beginning's Spa
Nicole's House of Beauty
OCHS Orchard, Inc.
Orchard Grove Animal Hospital
Owen McShane, DDS
Peck's Wine and Spirits
Pennings Orchard & Farm Market
Phil's Expert Tailoring
Pin Street Bowling
Reclaimed Consignment Boutique
Roe Brothers
Sacreds Nail Salon
Salt & Pepper Cafe
Savvy Chic Consignment Boutique
Shannon's Eyes on the Pies
Sing Loong Kitchen
Sneakers to Boots
Sugar Loaf Taphouse
The Grill
Track 7
Village Buzz
Village Wine Company
Vogel & Moore Insurance Agency
Wadeson's Home Center
Walden Savings Bank (Florida)
Warwick Dry Cleaners
Warwick Grove & Wascals Softball
Warwick Merchant's Guild
Warwick Optical
Warwick Press
Warwick Valley Olive Oil Co.
Warwick Town Hall
Werner's True Value