OSWEGO – During the holiday season, the employees of Oswego Health donated more than $4,000 to the Blessings in a Backpack Program.
Blessings in a Backpack provides elementary schoolchildren on the federal free and reduced price meal program with a backpack with food to take home for 38 weekends during the school year.
The food includes easy-to-prepare, ready-to-eat items, such as granola bars, juice boxes, macaroni and cheese and oatmeal.
The backpacks are given discreetly to the participating children in the Oswego and Fulton School districts, as well as New Haven Elementary in Mexico.
There are approximately 300 enrolled children.
Oswego Health’s donation will assist 54 students.