May 26 2015
On Tuesday, May 26th, the Freshman Teacher Education students spent the morning volunteering at the Food Bank of the Southern Tier where they packed weekend food for the Backpack program. The BackPack Program™ serves 41 school districts in Broome, Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Tioga, and Tompkins counties. 2,849 children receive food packs each week on Friday afternoons to feed their family two meals over the weekend.
The Teacher Education students, who spent the past six weeks working in classrooms in the Elmira City School District, were excited to provide service to the local community.