News 4 WIVB-TV/CW23 WNLO and Wegmans Food Markets have teamed up with the FeedMore of WNY for the Fill the Backpack campaign to collect food for children in need.
Total Backpacks Filled for 2022 Campaign: 30,615
FeedMore WNY is working with 57 schools in their four-county service area.
Every Friday, those schools put nutritious food into the backpacks of students who receive free school lunches to help them over the weekend. In total, the program provides nutritious food to 2,973 students.
FeedMore WNY is currently signing up camps to continue the program over the summer. Working with sites from last year and expanding as much as they can, they’re expecting to serve approximately 25 sites.
Between June 26 and July 9, people were able to donate $3, $5 or $10 at checkout to support Fill the Backpack. 100 percent of the money donated goes directly to the program.