AASD Shares the Holiday Spirit with the Mountain Lion BackPack Program

“Each year, I’ve sent the Mountain Lion BackPack Program a holiday gift in honor of my staff,” said Dr. Prijatelj.  “This year I challenged my staff with a matching gift pledge.  This program continues to have a positive impact on our students and our families.  We are honored to be a small part of its support.”  

The Mountain Lion BackPack Program serves Altoona Area School District students at each of the eight elementary schools.  Students are provided a backpack of food for 32 weekends of the school year.  Each backpack can be filled at a cost of $3/backpack – about $100/year/student.  The gift from AASD Administration will feed approximately 25 students. 

The Mountain Lion BackPack Program is 100% community funded supported by volunteers, fundraising and donations. 

For more information or to make a donation go to The Mountain Lion BackPack Program.