Helping Harvest - Backpack Program

Helping Harvest

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United Way of Berks County
General Information
Description of ServiceService for underprivileged children. Backpacks are filled with enough food for 6 meals, 2 snacks, and include a non-food item like shampoo, toothbrush, toilet paper, etc. Backpacks are distributed to children on Fridays or the last day before school holidays in non-descript backpacks to not draw attention. Students can qualify for the program based on federal income eligibility guidelines.
Geographical AreaBerks, Schuylkill
Intake Procedure.
Client Information
Target PopulationLow-Income
EligibilityMust meet federal income guidelines
Contact Information
Contact's Name Deb Mest
Contact's Position Agency & Volunteer Services Manager
Contact's Phone 610-929-5802
Physical Site Address 1 117 Morgan Drive
Physical Site City, State, Zip Reading, PA 19608
Main Phone 610-929-5802
Service Location Email
Web Address
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: Helping Harvest
Affiliated Program: Helping Harvest
This Service: Helping Harvest - Backpack Program
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: After School Meal Programs (BD-5000.0200)
Children (YB-9500.1500)