Backpack Program Helps MA School Kids

Brenda Mellor of Randolph, MA writes:

We recently started a backpack program in our school in Randolph Mass. While it is only in it’s third week of operation it is already evident how important it is to the children it serves. I saw a child take a hotdog out of the trash to eat one Friday so I approached the school social worker to find out if his family utilized the food pantry, etc. It was a wake-up call to me just how hungry some children are. That weekend I hopped on the computer and researched how to help hungry children – the backpack program was the first hit I got. Needless to say, that child, along with several others went home with a backpack the following Friday. If websites like this did not publicize the great works they are doing this program may not have been started at our school. Thank you and keep up the great work.

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