Backpack Heroes Campaign combatting weekend childhood hunger in New York

Record-Breaking Funds Raised at some point of fifth Year of Backpack Heroes Campaign

ALBANY, N.Y., - Since 2016, Fidelis Care has been at the forefront of combatting weekend childhood starvation in New York State's Capital Region thru a different software referred to as Backpack Heroes, developed in partnership with CBS-affiliate WRGB-6 and the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York.


The neighborhood Capital Region neighborhood generously donated extra than $100,000 all through a four-week duration from September 7 to October 8, breaking preceding yr fundraising records, and demonstrating how communities come collectively to assist these in need, even throughout a time that has been tough for so many.

"Backpack Heroes has shone a highlight on the troubling hassle confronted by way of thousands of neighborhood college students who do not have ample meals to consume on the weekends," stated Fidelis Care's Senior Director of Sales and Marketing, Tim Tilton. "Helping neighborhood teens have the vitamin they want to prevail in faculty is a precedence for Fidelis Care and we are grateful to the neighborhood for their aid of nearby households in need."

Typically held in early fall, the Backpack Heroes application points stay publicizes and on-air fundraising initiatives in partnership with nearby schools, providers, and neighborhood leaders. Backpack Heroes presents an probability to tackle the hassle of meals insecurity and its have an impact on on the fitness and well being of nearby youngsters and families. Throughout every information segment, neighborhood residents and agencies are invited to come to be a "Backpack Hero," and make a contribution to the Food Bank's BackPack Program.

Over the previous 5 years, Backpack Heroes has helped to increase almost $320,000 for the Food Bank, which in turn, has supplied greater than 313,560 nutritious and easy-to-prepare ingredients for greater than 1,700 college students from 239 colleges for the duration of the vicinity to date.

"We are humbled by way of the persevered outpouring of guide from our nearby community, the tough work by means of the WRGB staff, and the endured dedication of Fidelis Care to unfold the phrase about the essential work of the BackPack Program." stated Betsy Dickson, Director of Children's Programs, Regional Foodbank of Northeastern NY.   

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