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Backpack Snack Attack program offers thanks to our community

on July 2, 2020

As an outreach program of the Warwick Reformed Church, the Backpack Snack Attack program helps feed hungry students in the Town of Warwick. 

Backpack Snack Attack volunteers (Front) Jenna Price, (L-R) Paulette Wilk Rudy, Monica Dorfman and Lynne Nilsestuen pack weekend meals for local students in the Backpack Snack Attack food program.

All of the Backpack volunteers are grateful to the many wonderful community members who made it possible for the program to continue providing weekend meals to nearly 300 local children who are fed through the program. The community’s generosity allowed the organization to help the families of those children during these recent, difficult months. Local support has also given Backpack the ability to continue assisting those families with other resources to help them through the summer.

The Backpack Snack Attack program volunteers
Backpack Snack Attack Warriors did all the shopping and packing necessary to provide weekend meals for the students. And, to keep the Backpack volunteers safe, a limited number of people were involved in these activities.

The Backpack program is appreciative of the over 100 community volunteers who helped make food deliveries to students in the Florida, Greenwood Lake and Warwick Valley Central school districts.

Florida and Greenwood Lake school district food deliveries were made to the homes of students in the program by district nurses, Marlene Lysack in Florida and Laura LaRoche in Greenwood Lake. Backpack volunteers are thankful to Marlene and Laura for their continued support of the program.

The Backpack Brunch Babes (L-R) Anh Sobo, Kerri Foley, Monica Dorfman and Jenna Price show their enthusiasm.

Warwick Valley School District food deliveries were made to the homes of students in the program thanks to the efforts of Backpack Snack Attack volunteers Jenna Price, Monica Dorfman, Kerri Foley, Anh Sobo, and more than
100 WVCSD Road Warrior volunteers.

The lead on this community effort was taken by volunteer Jenna Price, who worked with Superintendent Dr. David Leach and other Warwick school district members to organize the distribution of school meals, along with weekend Backpack meals. She also coordinated volunteers and helped pack bags for both Backpack weekend meals and the WVCSD Meals2Go.

Meals2Go for hungry students in our community
Twice a week, Meals2Go breakfasts and lunches, as well as our Backpack Snack Attack weekend meals, went to the homes of nearly 200 children in the Warwick school district. The Meals2Go meals are provided by members of the Warwick Valley Central School District Food Services Department. .

The Backpack Brunch Babes display their super-volunteer capes! (L-R) Monica Dorfman, Jenna Price, Kerri Foley, Anh Sobo

Strong community and district support for this effort
Backpack Snack Attack program volunteers thank everyone who has helped the organization in this important community support effort. Anyone interested in making a donation or volunteering to help
with the Backpack Snack Attack program is invited to visit:

Backpack Snack Attack: https://backpacksnackattack.com

Backpack Snack Attack Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BackpackSnackAttack/

Contact Backpack Snack Attack: contact@backpacksnackattack.com

 

Backpack Snack Attack volunteers (L-R) Jenna Price and Monica Dorfman making it fun for the WVCSD Road Warriors who deliver meals to the homes of students in the program.

On the last school year day of meal deliveries, WVCSD Food Services staff members (L-R) Julie Helmrich, Assistant School Lunch Manager; Lois Radon, School Lunch Manager; and Diane Russo, Assistant Cook thanked the WVCSD Road Warriors who made meal deliveries to the homes of students in the program.

Several Backpack Snack Attack volunteers cheer for the WVCSD Road Warriors on the last day of meal deliveries.

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