Why Do We Need A SnackPack Program?

  • More than 50% of Sullivan County students receive free or reduced lunch.
  • When school is not in session many students have less to eat and some go hungry.
  • The SnackPack Program discreetly provides nutritious, child-friendly foods to chronically hungry children.
  • Concealed in everyday backpacks that are taken home over the weekend or whenever school is not in session.
  • The SnackPack provides nutrition, eases anxiety associated with food insecurity, reduces absenteeism, improves attention span, improves academic performance and increases self-esteem.