Backpack Program http://redriverradio.org en Alexandria food bank fills weekend backpacks for children in need http://redriverradio.org/post/alexandria-food-bank-fills-weekend-backpacks-children-need <p></p><p></p><p>The Food Bank of Central Louisiana is stuffing 1,200 backpacks with food as it launches its school backpack program next week. The Food Bank has partnered with 26 elementary schools in seven central Louisiana parishes. On Fridays, children in the program receive a backpack full of food that will help keep them from going hungry over the weekend. The Food Bank’s executive director Jayne Wright-Valez said she works with school principals to identify the children in need.</p><p></p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 14:56:09 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 33038 at http://redriverradio.org Alexandria food bank fills weekend backpacks for children in need