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Food for thought backpacks

The mission of the Food for Thought backpack program is to provide nutritional meals to students in need of food over weekends and school vacations throughout the school year.

Through a community partnership of the Athens Area School District, the Central PA Food Bank and Encounter Church, volunteers meet each month to stuff backpacks with non-perishable food items that can be picked up in the school office.

We can feed a student for an entire year with a $100 donation. Currently, we serve 80 students per weekend. And we hope to grow! Our funding comes from donations, and a small matching grant from the Central PA Food Bank. If you would like to donate, click the button below; please choose "Food For Thought/Backpack Program Athens Area School District" in the Give drop-down menu 

You can help by donating funds, spreading the word and  joining us on one of our packing nights. Thank you for your support!

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