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NE New York BackPack Program

Lawrence “Larry” Schillinger is the President of the Board of the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York. In 2015 the Regional Food Bank provided over 35 million pounds of food and other essential products to 1,000 member agencies, enough for 29 million meals to those in need Meanwhile, the Regional Food Bank’s BackPack Program expanded to 115 schools to serve over 3,000 school children who are challenged by food insecurity.

During Schillinger’s tenure as President of the Board the Regional Food Bank obtained financing and project management for the installation of solar energy arrays at both of the Regional Food Bank’s locations. Solar panels, now being installed at the Regional Food Bank’s distribution facilities in Cornwall and Latham NY, will promote long-term financial savings, help combat climate change and contribute to environmental health and protection. 

Under Schillinger’s leadership the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York is spearheading a $2 million capital campaign to expand the Regional Food Bank’s Latham distribution facility and executive offices. This capital program will enable the Food Bank to better serve the agencies which operate food pantries and feeding centers, and continue to grow the highly successful “backpack” program for elementary school children and their families.

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