This episode takes listeners to Williamsport Area High School for an in-depth discussion about their backpack program. The school provides a bag of nonperishable food at the end of each week for participating students to take home and eat when school meal programs are unavailable over the weekend. One of the things that sets Williamsport Area’s backpack program apart from others is that it also involves students in their life-skills program. Learn about how life-skills students manage the program and support their peers, as well as the partnerships and funding that make this program work.

Mr. Justin Ross, 9th Grade Principal
Students Tyler and Greg


Mr. Ross is joined by Roger Freed, secondary special educaion coordinator
Mr. Greg Hayes, executive director of the Williamsport Area SD Education Foundation
Justin Ross and Greg Hayes















For information on the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank’s backpack partnerships and program, see