Weekend Backpack Fund

You can provide nutritious food for hungry children in our community. It's easy, efficient and meaningful through the Weekend Backpack Program. Read more about Weekend Backpack.


Your donation of:

$25 – provides 1 month of nutritious weekend food for one child

$50 -  provides 2 months of healthy weekend food for one child

$100 – provides backpacks of healthy food for half a school year for one child

$200 – provides backpacks of nutritious food for one child for a full year


100% of your contribution goes directly to providing nutritious food for needy students at elementary schools in the Schenectady City School District throughout the school year. Your gift helps to keep our students healthy and productive in school and in our community.

If you prefer to mail your donation, please make check payable to the Weekend Backpack Fund, and mail to:

Weekend Backpack Fund
c/o The Schenectady Foundation
376 Broadway, 2nd Floor
Schenectady, NY 12305

You will receive a written acknowledgement of your gift, and be added to our honor roll of Weekend Backpack donors.

Thank you!

Volunteers are needed at the City Mission to help fill backpacks every week. If you would like to lend a helping hand, email Volunteer@citymission.com or call 346-2275, ext. 311 for more information.