PARISH – There have been several generous contributions from the community in support of Altmar-Parish-Williamstown’s BackPack Program the last couple of months.
David and Margaret Hall, representatives from the Ricard Grange in Altmar, brought in supplies for five ham dinners.
Volunteer members of the BackPack Program team randomly drew five household names from a hat as recipients of the dinner ingredients.
The program also received $325 in contributions from the St. Patrick Jean Day, $280 from the APW “SU Jean’s Day,” and nearly 62 pounds of food from a dance hosted by the Cadette Girl Scout Troop 10203 from Central Square Middle School.
Other recent donations include: $50 from Journey of Faith UMC, $150 from the West Amboy Community Church, $60 and 21.5 pounds of food from the Healthway Company in Pulaski and $250 as well as Snapple drink donations from Eagle Beverage.
Lastly, local Cub Scout and Girl Scout groups donated nearly 1,700 single-serve items and food items combined in addition to $207.
Maple View Family Restaurant and the Son’s of the Legion from the Parish American Legion were great contributors to the donation efforts.
APW’s BackPack Program is an initiative that works to feed APW students and families in need.
The district and members of the BackPack Program team would like to thank the staff, community and students who help make the program a success.
Those who would like to get involved may leave food donations with Bonnie Horning at the APW High School, located at 639 County Route 22, Parish.
For more information, please contact Horning, APW school lunch manager, at (315) 625-5227, or Anita Murphy, APW Superintendent of Schools, at (315) 625-5251.