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RPES Knapsack Program Secures Grant Funding for 2021-2022

July 9, 2021

Great news for Rensselaer Park Elementary School's Knapsack Program! RPES Principal Stalker and Knapsack Program Coordinator, Melissa Watts, secured grant funding for it through the entire 2021-2022 school year! 

Ms. Stalker and Ms. Watts successfully applied for the grant funding from the Seymour Fox Memorial Foundation earlier this year. RPES was informed near the end of the school year that their grant application was approved to fund the Knapsack Program for all of the upcoming school year! Job well done to Ms. Stalker and Ms. Watts on securing this funding for an incredible program that benefits RPES students!   

The Knapsack Program is an entirely donation-based Lansingburgh program that provides food to RPES students on weekends when school-provided meals would not normally be available to them. Participating students receive a bag of food to bring home at the end of each week during the school year.