Providing Food for the Weekend! Scotties BackPack Program Continues to Grow...
Since 2017 the district, in collaboration with the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern NY, has been operating in all elementary buildings. The program provides easy-to-prepare food for the weekend to students who may otherwise go without. Weekly deliveries were able to continue throughout the school closures and changes resulting from COVID-19.
Since starting with 30 students, the 2020-21 school year provided for nearly 190 elementary students. The cost for one student is $183 for the school year. The revenue to support the program is raised entirely by individual and corporate donations as well as any available grant sources.
Major contributors include The Ballston Spa Rotary Club, Ballston Spa Elks Lodge #2619, TCT Federal Credit Union, Sunmark Federal Credit Union, Nourish Designs, Applied Materials, The Saratoga Hospital, and Global Foundries/Town of Malta Foundation. Individual and corporate sponsorships are always welcome!