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By Max Erikson

Back Packs for Kids: 10 years


October 25, 2017

October is hunger awareness month, and this school year marks the 10th year of the Back Packs for Kids program. Back Packs for Kids is a program that provides backpacks filled with food for students and families who are lacking resources during school closures and weekends.

Back Packs for Kids services 450 pre-K to high school students and families in Klickitat County including 250 in Goldendale. Ready-to-eat food is provided by the generosity of individual and community donors.

A statement by Back Pack for Kids says school administrators and staff have seen the benefits of the program and report improvement in student attendance, and a rise in parental involvement in school activities, a...

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