Help Collect Food 4 Kids

The Education Club and School Psychology Assoc. fill backpacks for students


The UMass Amherst Education Club and the UMass School Psychology Association are working with the Holyoke Public School Full Service Community Schools Basic Needs workgroup to benefit the Holyoke Public Schools Backpack Program. This program provides a backpack filled with nutritious food every Friday to students who have little access to food over the weekend. Last year this program filled over 4,800 backpacks and they have been asked to expand as much as possible.

Donations will be accepted throughout the month of November

Requested Items:

  • Draw string backpacks to covertly provide food to students
  • Easy to prepare non-perishable food items

Drop off donations at the Furcolo Hall Welcome Desk, Furcolo RM 130, or in Hills room 351

Questions can be direct to the Education Club at

Backpack Food Program


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