Backpack Program

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Thu September 5, 2013
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Alexandria food bank fills weekend backpacks for children in need

Freshmen from Louisiana College volunteer at the Food Bank of Central Louisiana.
Credit Food Bank of Central Louisiana

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.

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