MEDIA ADVISORY – Tuesday: Senators Ward, Washington Promote Weekend Backpack Program

Providing hungry children with nutritious meals outside of school. 

Harrisburg – State Sen. Kim Ward (R-39) and Sen. LeAnna Washington (D-4) will be joined Tuesday on the Capitol steps by food bank advocates to promote the Weekend Backpack Program for hungry children.

The event will take place Tuesday, May 25 at 10 a.m. on the main steps of the state Capitol building.

Senator Ward and Senator Washington are the Republican and Democratic chairs, respectively, of the Senate Aging and Youth Committee. The Weekend Backpack Program provides hungry students with backpacks filled with nutritious and easy to prepare food to take home on weekends and school vacations.

The Westmoreland County Food Bank in Senator Ward’s district is one of four in Pennsylvania to run a Weekend Backpack Program, and the senators are seeking to spread the model to more locations in the commonwealth.



Vickie Wilken
717-787-6063 (Sen. Ward)
Cindie Watkins
717-787-1427 (Sen. Washington)