Our Mission

More than 21 million children qualify for free or reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch Program and the National School Breakfast Program. For many of these children, school meals may be the only meals they eat. What happens when they go home over the weekend?

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How You Can Help

There are several ways you contribute.

Individual Sponsorship

Our greatest need is financial relief. The cost to provide meals for 1 child is roughly $5 per weekend. To achieve our goal of feeding the 1200-1500 children with this need in our district, our budget will be approximately $120,000 EVERY YEAR! The Central Pennsylvania Community Foundation manages our funds. Donations can be sent directly to CPCF, 1330 11th Avenue; or you can donate through their website at centralpagives.org. Make sure to choose Mountain Lion BackPack Program from the drop-down menu.

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Spreading the Word

We have developed a “starter kit” for programs that contact us asking for help starting a program in their district. This information provides contact information and step-by-step guidelines that cuts out all the homework and research on their part, so they can get started quickly.

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