The New Beginnings Center in Madrid operates a backpack program in Madrid-Waddington schools for school breaks (long weekends and vacations). Donations are welcomed and you can reach New Beginnings at . Volunteers are needed to help the school nurse, Amber Murphy, distribute the backpacks!
3605 CR 14
Madrid, NY 13660
How to donate food to this program:
Pick up: Depends on the distance. Mornings are better for pick up and no pick up on Saturdays
Delivery: Any time as long as you call ahead
Delivery/Pick up capacity: Delivery: individuals and vehicles
Accepts: Prefer single serving. Dry good: pasta, rice, cereal, canned (vegetables, fruit, meat, fish), soup, crackers, bread. Limited capacity to store specialty items/soup. Refrigerated goods: milk, cheese, yogurt, butter. Frozen goods: meat, vegetables, juice. Produce and meat are better frozen. Not a lot of space available.
Does not accept: No special diet goods (low sodium, etc.). No goods within a week or two of expiration.