The Syracuse City School District will partner with Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh to recognize the Blessings in a Backpack program.
Blessings in a Backpack helps fill the hunger gap among children in Syracuse, providing food over weekends, holidays and school recesses for students who might otherwise go hungry. Thanks to community organizations and sponsors, more than 900 students from five SCSD schools currently receive these additional meals.
To celebrate this important program, Mayor Walsh and others will be declaring the week of September 23-29 Blessings in a Backpack Week.
Mayor Walsh presents an official proclamation recognizing Blessings in a Backpack Week. Superintendent Jaime Alicea, Mayor Walsh and others will be on hand for the reading of the proclamation. The event will take place on Monday, September 17 at 10:30 am outside City Hall (233 E. Washington Street).