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As the beginning of the new school year approaches among uncertain times, it's also time for the local "Adopt-A-Backpacker Program" to begin.
Local coordinator Michelle McCoy said the program will once again be partnering with Feeding America and the Family Resource Center/Youth Service Center, in order to help improve the lives of many children in Edmonson County. Now more ever, donations are necessary to ensure Edmonson County students can take home a backpack full of food and other needed items for the weekend.
"For each $120 donation, you can adopt one child to receive a bag food every Friday for the entire school year," she said." There will be greater need this year, due to COVID, and the numbers increased quite a bit at the end of the last school year. The number of students in need went from about 135 to about 156 during the last couple of months of school.
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McCoy also noted that backpacks were delivered this past spring, even though school was out. Volunteers from Feeding America and local school Family Resource personnel helped to make it happen.