Skip to main content
View all locations on the Food Guide

Hammond Backpack Program

The program is associated with the First Congregational Church of Morristown and currently distributes food to 19 families in the Hammond Central School District, although the list continues to grow each year.

How to Donate: 

Food donations can be dropped off at any of the following locations:
-Shirley Bogart, 36 South Main Street, Hammond
-First Congregational Church, 541 Sand Street, Brier Hill (Sundays only)
-Vintage Doors, 66 South Main Street, Hammond, (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)

Gouverneur Kiwanis Wildcat Backpacks

This program provides bags of food each weekend to elementary school children who receive free or reduced breakfast and lunch in the Gouverneur school district.

How to Donate: 
Pickup/Delivery Capacity

Pickup - Volunteer vehicle
Delivery - Simple drop-off, volunteer help

What to Donate: 
Accepts

Madrid-Waddington Backpack Program

The New Beginnings Center in Madrid operates a backpack program in Madrid-Waddington schools for school breaks (long weekends and vacations).

How to Donate: 
Pickup/Delivery Capacity 

Pickup - Volunteer vehicles
Delivery - Simple drop-off/volunteer help

What to Donate: 
Accepts

  • Food
    • Single-serving (preferred), fresh, refrigerated, frozen (space permitting), dry goods/non-perishables

Does not accept

Parishville-Hopkinton Central School

The Parishville-Hopkinton Central School District provides eligible students with food for the weekends. Eligibility is decided by the school’s guidance counselor, though most students who qualify are already receiving free or reduced meals. These backpack programs benefit students from elementary through high school age in either school district.

How to Donate: 
Monetary donations are preferred, food donations can be dropped off at the school's main office. 

Pickup/Delivery Capacity:

Canton Golden Bear Packs

The Golden Bear Packs Program is open to all current Canton Central School students.

How to Donate: 
Monetary donations can be dropped off or mailed at the address below. Your (tax-deductible) monetary donations are always welcome, and go towards purchasing fresh fruits and vegetables to fill the Bear Packs. A donation of $100 will sponsor one child for the entire school year.

What to Donate: 
Accepts

  • Monetary Donations

Does not Accept

Potsdam Snack Pack Program

The Potsdam Snack Pack Program is currently providing a minimum of eight non-perishable snacks to over 160 Potsdam Central School District students per week. Founded in 2016 by community member Laurell Brault, the program is operated out of New Hope Community Church in Potsdam.

Brasher Falls UMC Backpack Program

Community member and substitute teacher Terry Rios-Passon, affiliated with the Tri-Town Community Services Pantry in North Lawrence, coordinates the Brasher Falls/St. Lawrence Central Backpack program. The program distributes bags of food to the lockers and cubbies of elementary, middle, and high-schoolers on Thursdays or Fridays. The program also distributes snacks to classrooms, so teachers can make sure everyone has something to eat and share during snack time. 

How to Donate: 
Pickup/Delivery Capacity

Morristown Backpack Program

The Morristown Backpack program is overseen by the K-12 Guidance counselor, and distributes backpacks full of food for the weekends to around 60 students. Every student in the school receives a form at the beginning of the school year detailing how get signed up for the program, which begins distributing food in mid-September.

How to Donate: 
Pickup/Delivery Capacity

Pickup - N/A
Delivery - Contact Sarah

What to Donate: 
Accepts

Heuvelton Backpack Program

Special Education teacher Angie McRoberts coordinates the Heuvelton Backpack program. The program currently serves around 60 students, and gladly accepts donations from the community. 

Clifton-Fine BackPack Pantry

CFBP serves almost 300 families per month through its weekly backpack program and supplemental food pantry. CFBP works to break the cycle of poverty in the Clifton/Fine community and send messages of kindness, compassion, and connection. 

Families can self-refer by contacting the school social worker. The pantry serves income-eligible families only (185% of the federal poverty line, see forms on website), while the backpack program does not require income information. CFBP is entirely funded through the generosity of local grants, donations and fundraisers. 

Ogdensburg Snackpack Program

The Ogdensburg Snackpack Program is a not-for-profit community organization run entirely on volunteer support from teachers and staff members and funded by communty donations and fundraisers. The program runs at Grant C. Madill Elementary School, shown on the map, and John F. Kennedy Elementary School (801-809 Park Street, Ogdensburg). The program supports around 270 students, by providing them two snacks per day for the weekends (usually fruit and cereal).

Please contact Sue Jacobs with inquiries about becoming part of the program, volunteering, or donations.

Norwood-Norfolk Snack Pack Program

This program is completely donation-based and volunteer-run, providing participating students with a gallon-sized bag full of food to take home every weekend and holiday break. A group of committed volunteers meets at the school every Thursday morning to pack the bags that are then distributed to participating students at the end of the following school day. 

How to Donate: 
Monetary donations can be made by filling out this form

Massena Back the Pack

Massena's Back the Pack program distributes food to more than 300 students at all four elementary schools in Massena once a week. A new program is getting under way that distributes monthly to students at the junior high school.

Lisbon Central School Backpack Program

Completely funded by generous donations from the community, the Lisbon Backpack Program was started in 2011 and has been helping up to twenty-six families and 50 children each year in the Lisbon School District.

How to Donate: 

Please make all donations payable to LCS Backpack Program. Mail checks, along with the donation form (which can be found at the website) to Wendy Jacobs at the address below. You can also feel free to call Wendy if you want to make a donation or have any questions. A secondary contact is Rachel Livingston, at LCS.

Harrisville Central School Backpack Program

The backpack program at Harrisville Central School was started by the Youth Advisory Council. The program provides students in elementary through high school with backpacks filled with non-perishable food for the weekend. Eligibility is determined by the guidance department and is based on student/family needs. For more information, please reach out to your child's teacher or the contact below.

How to Donate: 

Donations can be dropped off at the high school office. 

Pickup/Delivery Capacity:

  • The Ogdensburg Snackpack Program is a not-for-profit community organization run entirely on volunteer support from teachers and staff members and funded by communty donations and fundraisers. The program runs at Grant C. Madill Elementary School, shown on the map, and John F. Kennedy Elementary School (801-809 Park Street, Ogdensburg). The program supports around 270 students, by providing them two snacks per day for the weekends (usually fruit and cereal).

    Please contact Sue Jacobs with inquiries about becoming part of the program, volunteering, or donations.

  • This program is completely donation-based and volunteer-run, providing participating students with a gallon-sized bag full of food to take home every weekend and holiday break. A group of committed volunteers meets at the school every Thursday morning to pack the bags that are then distributed to participating students at the end of the following school day. 

    How to Donate: 
    Monetary donations can be made by filling out this form

  • Massena's Back the Pack program distributes food to more than 300 students at all four elementary schools in Massena once a week. A new program is getting under way that distributes monthly to students at the junior high school.

  • Completely funded by generous donations from the community, the Lisbon Backpack Program was started in 2011 and has been helping up to twenty-six families and 50 children each year in the Lisbon School District.

    How to Donate: 

    Please make all donations payable to LCS Backpack Program. Mail checks, along with the donation form (which can be found at the website) to Wendy Jacobs at the address below. You can also feel free to call Wendy if you want to make a donation or have any questions. A secondary contact is Rachel Livingston, at LCS.

  • The backpack program at Harrisville Central School was started by the Youth Advisory Council. The program provides students in elementary through high school with backpacks filled with non-perishable food for the weekend. Eligibility is determined by the guidance department and is based on student/family needs. For more information, please reach out to your child's teacher or the contact below.

    How to Donate: 

    Donations can be dropped off at the high school office. 

    Pickup/Delivery Capacity:

Subscribe to Backpack Program