Backpacks to Fight Hunger

December 2006
Weekly Reader News - Edition 3;12/1/2006, Vol. 76 Issue 12, p2
The article offers information on the BackPack club, a program in a school in Tyler, Texas. School children in the program are given backpacks full of donated food every Friday to take home. The club's goal is to help children who face hunger by giving free meals to eat on the weekend. Program director Robert Bush said that BackPack clubs throughout the U.S. help as many as 35,000 school children each week.


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