BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — 193,377 lbs. of food was collected for the 2017 Fill the Backpack drive.
WIVB/WNLO teamed up with The Food Bank of WNY, Wegmans and Fidelis Care to Fill the Backpack!
The annual Fill the Backpack campaign ran Sunday, June 4 through Sunday, June 18.
To participate, all you have to do is pick up a $3, $5 or $10 pre-packaged bag of food at Wegmans and bring your bag to the cashier at checkout.
The bags of food support the BackPack Program, which helps students who rely on free and reduced-price meals at school by providing them with take-home bags of food each Friday throughout the school year.
The 2017 goal was to collect 160,000 lbs. of food, which was 10,000 lbs. more than last year!