• Dear Community member,

    We are pleased to offer a program called BLUE Packs (Balancing Lives Unifies Education). This program, designed for families who qualify for the Federal Free and Reduced Meal program, would not be possible without the help of our local businesses and organizations.  

    Every Friday, students bring home a backpack filled with two breakfasts, two lunches, and four snacks for the weekend. Backpacks are returned on Mondays to be refilled for the following Friday. Student groups at the Middle and High School level take turns filling the backpacks each week.  

    Currently, there are 253 students in grades Prek-12 who receive free or reduced lunch at Madison Central School.  It costs approximately $80 per child, per year, to make BLUE Packs a success. Every donation is important and the need is always great.  

    If you would like to donate, you can send/write checks to:
    Madison Teachers’ Association
    Madison Central School
    7303 State Route 20
    Madison, NY 13402
    Checks should be made out to:  Madison Teachers’ Association
    In the Memo section, please write:  Blue Packs donation

    All donations are tax-deductible and will be acknowledged. One hundred percent of the donations go to the cost of the food for Madison Central School students. If you have any questions regarding this program, please feel free to contact Michele Cotter at (315) 893-1878 or mcotter@madisoncentralny.org.  Thank you for your support of this important cause in our community!


    The Blue Packs Committee