Since relaunching the program in 2015, we have received supoort from PNC Charitable Trusts, Toyota of Greensburg, Dominion Foundation, Red Nose Day Fund in partnership with Feeding America, and the PA Association of School Retirees (Westmoreland Chapter).  Westmoreland County Food Bank supplies weekend meal kits to 49 students from Derry Middle School, Monessen Elementary, Ramsbackpack girlay Elementary in Mt. Pleasant, and H.W. Good Elementary School in Herminie. Recipients are identified by the schools and participants qualify based on their eligibility for the National School Lunch Program.

WCFB is working with Project Preserve out of the Second Harvest Food Bank in Middle Tennessee to supply pre-packed meal kits that include a two-day supply of food.

For more information on the Backpack Program, please contact Michelle Heller, Director of Programs, at 724-468-8660 ext. 25 or email her at:

Westmoreland County Food Bank is looking for future program sponsors to sustain and expand next school year.  To learn how you can support this program, please contact Sara Swaney, Development Associate, at 724-468-8660 ext. 27 or email her at: