Ann McAvoy
Coordinator
674-7000 Ext. 2045

 

BackPack Program


The Averill Park Central School District partners with the Regional Food Bank of Northeast New York for a child-specific nutritional program called The BackPack Program. The program provides a child with a bag of non-perishable, easy to prepare food every Friday afternoon to be enjoyed throughout the weekend. The food is placed in a bag and distributed discreetly. The empty bag is returned to school on Monday. There is no cost to families to participate in this program.

The program is offered in each of Averill Park’s three elementary schools. If you would like to make a donation to the BackPack program you can send a check directly to the Regional Food Bank or to the Averill Park District office. Please make sure to include the APCSD BackPack account number in the memo line of your check. The account number is 1913B.

For more information about the program, including how you can help/donate

 

School Pantry Program

APCSD is also partnering with the Regional Food Bank to offer our very own School Food Pantry program. The program is a food assistance program that meets the unique needs of middle and high school students struggling with hunger during the academic year. Much like the BackPack Program, the School Pantry Program will target students who will benefit most by having their immediate food needs met.

Algonquin Middle School and Averill Park High School will now operate School Pantry Programs in each building.

If you would like to make a donation to the School Pantry program you can send a check directly to the Regional Food Bank or to the Averill Park District office. Please make sure to include the APCSD School Pantry account number in the memo line of your check. The account number is 1988T.

For more nformation on the School Pantry Program:

 

    

 

Students in AP Connections pack and deliver food for the weekly BackPack program to all three elementary schools. AP Connections 
was established in the 2016-17 school year to support a group of students ages 17+ as they prepare to enter the workforce once they leave AP.