At the recent Swanton Village Public Safety Day, the Fire Division accepted non-perishable food items to be donated to the Swanton Local Schools Backpack Buddies program. The Backpack Buddies program sends home a back pack of healthy food every Friday to help supplement weekend meals for all students within Swanton Local Schools who wish to participate.
Currently there are approximately 100 students who benefit from this program.
On Wednesday, the Swanton Fire Division was at Swanton Elementary School to present the items collected.
The Backpack Buddies program is funded solely through donations from community businesses and individuals.
The Village of Swanton Fire & Rescue Division is a leading proponent of giving back to the community and are pleased to be able to pass along these donated items from the community to the Backpack Buddies Program.