Cristina Fard
Feb 17, · 4 years
FOCUS Pittsburgh Serves 133,459 Meals Through Backpack Feeding Program
POSTED ON Feb 17, 2016 BY Cristina Fard
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Every month our charitable partner FOCUS North America services underserved at-risk communities across the nation. With great dedication the FOCUS teams tirelessly work to provide health care, food, job training, and a number of other amazing services to the working poor.

FOCUS served over 133,000 meals for children in need through their Backpack Feeding Program in Pittsburgh alone.

Through a partnership with the Greater Pittsburgh Community Foodbank, the FOCUS Backpack Feeding Program provides free weekend meals to local school children in need. In 2012, the Backpack program started by feeding 50 children each week and now serves 2,000 children and 16 local schools weekly.  Local area schools and summer feeding sites distribute bags every Friday. Bags distributed each week contain enough food for 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners, 2 lunches, fresh fruit, fruit juice, and several snack items.

The goal of the FOCUS Pittsburgh program is to serve those students who receive free meals throughout the week through the National School Lunch Program but may face food insecurity over the weekend.

Did you know? Through our luxury kitchen recycling process we are able to provide assistance for high quality non-profits like FOCUS North America every year. If you don't have a kitchen to submit now, you can always support FOCUS directly at any time. Donations of as little as $5 can help FOCUS continue their important work in cities nationwide.  Learn more about FOCUS by visiting their website:


For inquiries about the FOCUS Program or how your charity can become involved with Renovation Angel, please contact our Director of Communications Cristina Fard at


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