The Region 4 Backpack Program.

Please help us help our students.
The Ivoryton Library will be collecting food in our entryway during the month of October.
Click on the link below for a list of requested items.
The Backpack Concept:
 The Backpack Program provides students identified by school social workers at Essex Elementary, John Winthrop and Valley Regional High School with nutritious food when other resources are not available, such as on weekends or during school vacations.  The food is delivered weekly to students and includes breakfasts, lunches, dinners, beverages and snacks. 

Click here for a list of recommended foods


If you would prefer to donate money, please make a check out to

“FCC Essex. Please write “Backpack Program” in the memo.

Drop off at the library or mail to

First Congregational Church

Methodist Hill

Essex, CT 06426