Golden Eagle Backpack Program

"To provide weekend nourishment to students in need."

The Golden Eagle Backpack Program is  new community support program operating through the Joshua House in Tyrone, PA. With full support and collaboration from Mrs. Lisa Hartsock and the Tyrone Elementary School, we will be offering a weekend supply of nutritious food to children in need. 

The Backpack Program is a nationwide program, part of the Feeding America network since 1995. It was designed to meet the needs off of hungry children at times when other resources are not available, such as the weekends and holidays.

It is our hope that these resources will support the health, behavior, and achievement of every student that participates. The success in this program in other areas has shown positive changes in attendance, behaviors and grades.

The Golden Eagle Backpack Program is accomplished through community financial support, dedicated volunteers and the partnership with Tyrone Area Elementary School and the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, Harrisburg, PA.

Program Directors: Amy Marten-Shanafelt & Jendy Maines

Contact: NBbackpacks4kids@gmail.com

To learn more about the Golden Eagle Backpack Program and for information on donating to the program, view the full program brochure HERE. PARENTS: To view the letter from the Program Directors and download the "Opt-In" form, click HERE

To learn more about the Golden Eagle Backpack Program and for information on donating to the program, view the full program brochure HERE.

PARENTS: To view the letter from the Program Directors and download the "Opt-In" form, click HERE

Click on the image above to view the feature that WTAJ's Ashley Doerzbacher did on the Backpack Program.

Click on the image above to view the feature that WTAJ's Ashley Doerzbacher did on the Backpack Program.