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! 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 your help, we can continue to provide healthy snacks and lunch items to more than 300 young students in need each week. Thank you for caring enough to donate your time, money and talents to help make a tangible difference in the lives of our young students. 

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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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Get Involved!

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


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.