With a mission to alleviate child hunger during times when school meals are not available, the Guilderland High School (GHS) Backpack Program provides child-friendly, nonperishable and easy-to-prepare food over the weekend for students in need. The program is funded and supported through volunteers and community donations and runs from October to June. Students are typically referred to the program by a teacher, social worker, staff member, school counselor or parent/guardian. There is NO cost to any family to participate in the program and participation in the program is confidential. Bags are discreetly distributed to participating students every Friday afternoon.
Learn more about the GHS Backpack Program including student registration or referral information or how to donate or volunteer.
Annual Backpack Fundraiser
Please consider making a monetary donation to the GHS Backpack Program to help support local students in need.
The average cost of one backpack full of food is approximately $6. The cost to sponsor a child for a full school year is approximately $185.00. There are three ways to donate:
- Donation of non-perishable food items
- Food drives
- Monetary Contributions