The Warwick Town Board has again officially proclaimed the month of August “Backpack Snack Attack Back to School Month.”
Backpack Snack Attack is an outreach program of the Warwick Reformed Church that feeds nearly 300 school children in the Town of Warwick, including the villages of Warwick, Florida and Greenwood Lake. The program provides food for the children to eat at home every weekend during the school year, when school meals are not available.
The school selects the children in need. Backpack Snack Attack then provides backpacks and individually sized, ready to eat (including microwavable), kid-friendly food items for the children and their siblings every weekend.
Weekly cost: $1,950
Each child costs approximately $6-7 per week so the weekly cost is about $1,950.
The Backpack Snack Attack program is supported by donations and fundraising. This is the eighth year for this event, which in the last seven years has raised nearly $90,000.
The funds are raised through customer donations from delis, banks and other stores and donation envelopes from restaurants.
And this year ShopRite and Price Chopper have joined forces.
They will both have premade food bags that you can purchase at checkout and drop in a nearby bin for the entire month of August.
‘Our generous community’
“We look forward to a successful month of support from our generous community,” said Backpack Snack Attack Director, Jenna Price. “And we are especially grateful to all the businesses that have supported us every year.”
For additional information visit: backpacksnackattack.com.
- Roger Gavan