Chobani teams up with Compassion Coalition to Support Backpack Program

Unadilla Valley’s Backpack Program got a huge boost from Chobani on Thursday, Sept. 30.

Chobani delivered a trailer load of shelf-stable food to UV that will boost the district’s efforts to support our families.

“Chobani likes to give back to the community, and we know some of our local schools have really great backpack programs, feeding kids who really need it, and also their families,” said Donald Brown, Chobani’s Community Engagement Manager

UV school staff, as well as Project Synergy/Rotary Interact students, helped Chobani employees unload the trailer.

Brown said that in addition to UV, Edmeston, Sherburne-Earlville and Norwich schools all received food for their backpack programs. Chobani worked with Compassion Coalition in Utica to put together the deliveries, which are intended to help families create meals and snacks.

“We’re looking at about $7,000 of sustainable food that can be sent home with kids to help feed their families, especially over the long breaks, which can be difficult,” Brown said.

The deliveries also included hand sanitizer and wipes.

Many thanks to Chobani and Compassion Coalition for the donations!