Backpack grant

NNY Community Foundation awards grant to GB Backpack Program

Thanks to the generosity of the Northern New York Community Foundation, the General Brown Backpack Programs received a financial boost to assist in the purchase of healthy food for General Brown Central School District students in need. 

The Northern New York Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Community Support Fund donated $500 for the purchase of food to support the programs, which are run by volunteers who distribute backpacks of food to those General Brown elementary and high school students who rely upon school-provided meals when school is in session. The backpack programs ensure that these students have access to healthy foods when school is closed and have continued to supply food to families throughout the current school closure. 

“We will get through this challenging time by helping and supporting one another,” Superintendent Barbara Case said. “We are grateful to the Northern New York Community Foundation for supporting these important programs, especially now as many of our families are negatively affected by the pandemic’s adverse effects on our economy."