The Altoona Area Education Association, Altoona teachers' union, sponsored a food drive to benefit the Mountain Lion BackPack Program on February 6, 2021. Braving the cold temperatures, the drop off point was outside in the new AAHS B-Building parking lot.
Thanks to an overwhelming response from the community, the teachers collected four (4) truckloads and two (2) SUV loads of food for the program. Donations were received from Sam's Club of Altoona, AFL CIO, and from individuals from the community.
The donations filled over 11 skids at the Mountain Lion BackPack Warehouse! The teachers also presented Mountain Lion BackPack Program Director Amber Smith with $470.