Backpack Program fills the weekend gap for needy families - KOTA Territory News

Backpack Program fills the weekend gap for needy families

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September is "Hunger Action Month, an important community program is doing its part to make sure kids do not go hungry.

Tuesday, volunteers filled bags for the "Backpack Program" by " Feeding South Dakota".

The bags are packed with food to sustain needy families with healthy & easy to prepare food for weekends.

Backpack program coordinator Ryan Chocholoushek says the program was designed with a specific goal in mind, "when the children show up for school Monday morning & all they can think about is when they are going to get there next meal, that does not lead to an environment for learning "

This is the 8th year for the program and feeds more than 1700 kids in KOTA Territory.

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