Food donations sought

BackPack program holding Souper Bowl of Caring

The Mountain Lion BackPack Program’s Souper Bowl of Caring is being held through Jan. 31.

Donations for the canned food drive can be dropped off at the program’s warehouse space on Beale Avenue. Soup, canned pasta and pork and beans are sought.

Mountain Lion BackPacks provide food for the weekend for 32 weeks of the school year for students at the eight elementary schools in the Altoona Area School District. The program is 100 percent community funded and supported by volunteers, fundraising and donations.

The program’s mailing address is Mountain Lion BackPack Program, 2100 Sixth Ave., 16602. For more information, contact Amber Smith, program director, at mountainlionbp@blaircap.org, or call 946-3651.