Please join us in congratulating Brooke Raveendranath, a Nurse Practitioner at our Watervliet City Schools' School-Based Health Center for being awarded for her work with Fidelis Care's Backpack Heroes program. Brooke participated in one of their live events at Watervliet Elementary School in late 2018.
The Backpack Heroes program helps alleviate childhood hunger by discreetly providing children in need with backpacks full of nutritious and easy-to-prepare food on Friday afternoons so they have food to eat throughout the weekend. Backpack Heroes has helped raised $150,000, providing food for nearly 830 students from various school districts throughout the Capital Region, since its inception in 2016. We are so proud to have someone as hard-working and compassionate like Brooke on our staff!