Backpack Coordinator- Help Feed Children!!!!
- A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
10 people are interested
Regional Food Bank Backpack Program Although free and reduced breakfast and lunch programs provide significant nutritional benefits to students during the school day, many disadvantaged children do not have access to regular meals when school is not in session. The BackPack Program helps alleviate child hunger by discreetly providing hungry children with backpacks full of nutritious and easy-to-prepare food on Friday afternoons so they have food to eat throughout the weekend. CMA is fortunate to have developed a partnership with Wildwood's workforce development program, which means starting in December a team of Wildwood clients will be packing and delivering the 15 backpacks each Friday!
The Cohoes Back Pack program is currently serving 15 elementary school students. CMA's goal is to expand to 45 students in all 5 Cohoes schools by September of 2019.
Volunteer Job specifics
Pick-up food at at the Regional Foodbank at
965 Albany Shaker Road, Latham, NY 12110.
289 Ontario Street, Cohoes, NY 12047
Line up and count the nonperishable food items for the week, work with Wildwood agency client to fill all backpacks. Wildwood Services delivers the backpacks to the three schools, although if they are not available to pack and deliver the backpacks, he CMA team. volunteers would be responsible for completing the tasks.
*** Volunteer does not have to commit to all weeks or both days***
Any help makes the load a little lighter!
Contact Crystal at firstname.lastname@example.org to join the team!
We'll work with your schedule.
289 Ontario StreetCohoes, NY 12047
- Community Outreach
- Resource Development / Management
- People 55+
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Wednesdays at 9:30am-11:00am, Fridays 9:00am-11am