Welcome to the Snack Pack Program in Potsdam!

Welcome to the Snack Pack Program in Potsdam! Welcome to the Snack Pack Program in Potsdam! Welcome to the Snack Pack Program in Potsdam!

Providing a minimum of eight food items on the weekends to eligible students from pre-K to high school level.

Support our Cause

With so many families out of work and with school closures in response to  the COVID-19 pandemic, volunteers have continued to provide snack packs to local students. Currently more than 350 students receive snack packs and lunch items each week.  Thank you to all the people who have donated cash  or food  so that we can continue to support under resourced families. 

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About Us

Members of the Clarkson University Student Occupational Therapy Association.

Our Dedicated Volunteers

Volunteers from the local community, including college and middle school students, get together each week to pack snacks for students from Head Start to high school level.  Each bag contains a minimum of eight snacks, including one lunch item.

Snack Pack regular volunteers gather for end of school year photo!

Our history

  • The Potsdam Snack Pack Program was launched in November 2016 with a goal of providing healthy snacks to eligible school children on weekends and holidays. Potsdam was one of the few locales that did not have a "backpack" or "snack pack" program, even though more than 40% of the elementary school students were eligible for free or reduced lunch.  We are an all-volunteer community organization so the funds raised are used to purchase food for the snack packs.  The program currently serves more than 300 students each week from Head Start to high school level. (Thank you to Randy and Kim Sixberry, owners of Great Northern Printing in Potsdam, for designing and donating the T-shirts for our volunteers.) 

Middle school students preparing snack packs

Our mission

  • When students are hungry or worrying about their next meal it's more difficult for them to focus on learning. We want to ensure that no child goes hungry over the weekends, and that every child has the opportunity to be an active learner when she or he returns to school. 

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How Can I Help?

Donate money

Donate suggested food items

Prepare snack packs

Organize event

Potsdam Snack Pack Program

200 Market Street #228 Potsdam, NY 13676

757-648-0779 info@potsdamsnackpack.org

Hours

Volunteers normally gather at New Hope Community Church on Thursdays at 9 a.m. to prepare snack packs. The church is located at 33 Grant St, Potsdam, NY.