Fill the Backpack wraps up, racks up nearly 150,000 pounds of food donations

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — The charity event fostered by the partnership between Wegmans and the Food Bank of Western New York wrapped up on Monday, with record numbers of charitable donations.

Dubbed Fill The Backpack, both organizations have worked to secure food donations to children in local school districts suffering from hunger during the school year.

Throughout the program, Wegmans has allowed charitable people to purchase bags of pre-packaged food items. Those donations have racked up to a total of 150,750 pounds of food.

Officials with Wegmans say the total topped last year’s program by over 20,000 pounds of food. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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