SARATOGA SPRINGS — With COVID-19 straining food banks across the state, Leonard Bus Sales announced that they will be doubling their donations to partner food banks as part of their annual support of the school-based BackPack nutrition program.
The past few years, Leonard Bus Sales has taken funds it would traditionally spend for promotional items at industry trade shows and have invested it in local BackPack nutrition programs throughout the state to help ensure no child goes to school or bed hungry. This year, the company - which operates full-service facilities in Bergen, Deposit, Middletown, Rome, and Saratoga Springs - is doubling their contribution to seven regional food bank partners to $11,000 and helping more than 2,200 children state-wide.
The Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York is a not-for-profit organization that collects donated food from the food industry and distributes it to nearly 1,000 charitable agencies feeding the hungry in 23 counties of northeastern New York. The food provided by the Regional Food Bank helps to feed over 350,000 people each month, and in 2019 distributed over 40 million pounds of food to the hungry.
To learn more about the Food Bank of Central New York go to regionalfoodbank.net, or to learn more about school-based hunger programs near you go to feedingamerica.org