Kennedy Family Fund Supports BackPack Program at Campbell Elementary School

The Kennedy Family Fund, a component fund of the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, has awarded $15,000 to Second Harvest Food Bank’s BackPack Program at Campbell Elementary School. 

The BackPack Program is designed to fill the gaps when other resources for food are not available such as weekends and holidays.  Each Friday during the school year, 150 third- and fourth-grade children at Campbell Elementary School take home a bag full of child-friendly, nutritious food to eat over the weekend.

With the help of the Kennedy Family Fund through the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, the BackPack Program has been feeding hungry kids in Campbell since 2007.

The Kennedy Family Fund, a component fund of the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, has awarded $15,000 to Second Harvest Food Bank’s BackPack Program at Campbell Elementary School. 

The BackPack Program is designed to fill the gaps when other resources for food are not available such as weekends and holidays.  Each Friday during the school year, 150 third- and fourth-grade children at Campbell Elementary School take home a bag full of child-friendly, nutritious food to eat over the weekend.

With the help of the Kennedy Family Fund through the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, the BackPack Program has been feeding hungry kids in Campbell since 2007.

“We are grateful for the continued support of the Kennedy Family Fund and the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley,” said Michael Iberis, executive director, Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley. “More than 30,000 children in the Valley live in poverty and our mission is to fulfill this on-going need in our community.”

The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley is operated exclusively for charitable, education and scientific purposes which effectively assist and promote the well being of residents of Mahoning and Trumbull counties.  Information about the Foundation can be found at www.cfmv.org.

IF YOU are in need of food dial 211 or call in
Columbiana & Mahoning Counties: (330) 747-2696; Trumbull County: (330) 393-1565

If you have a school-aged child in need of breakfast and lunch this summer, simply text FOOD to 877877 and receive a message back with a location closest to where they can get free summer meals.

The Food Bank's mission is to solicit, store, and distribute food to hunger-relief organizations in Columbiana, Mahoning, and Trumbull counties; and to provide education and advocacy. We believe that no one should go hungry, and we are dedicated to building a community that makes food accessible to all people.

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