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Rotary supports Backpack Buddies

Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 1:09 pm

The Warsaw Rotary Club presented Mark Kleinschmidt, President & CEO of Healthy Harvest Food Bank with a check for $2600 to specifically support The Backpack Buddies Program. These funds, along with a contribution from the club’s members were obtained from a district grant supported by The Rotary Foundation.

The Backpack Buddy program currently supports 370 children who are food insecure in Richmond and surrounding counties. Through the Backpack Buddies program, they are able to provide six ‘child friendly’ meals each Friday for the weekend and on holiday breaks from school.  The program is an effort of cooperation involving public schools and other community partners to provide children in need with additional nutritional support by supplying a weekend’s worth of food each Friday.  Each school selects a coordinator to be responsible for the Backpack Buddy Program, usually the counselor or the school nurse.

For the full article, pick up the latest Northern Neck News 4/24/19

The Warsaw Rotary proudly presents a check for $2600 to support The Backpack Buddies Program.