The Feed and Read (FAR) Program

The Feed and Read (FAR) Program (formerly the Albany Weekend Backpack program) provides critical support to hungry children in an effort to reduce absenteeism and keep developing children in school and on track.

Founded in 2014, the FAR program is a community wide response to hunger in the Albany School System.  Starting with 14 packs of food in 2014, we now provide 625 children with food for the weekends of the 2017-2018 school year.

This program is funded through support from our community.

Our compassionate and supportive sponsors include:

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