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By Brendan Relaford
For The Sentinel 

GHS students raise money for Backpacks for Kids


March 20, 2019

Last Thursday Goldendale High School students Josie Quantrell and Leslie Smith handed $600 to John Shinn, president of the local Backpacks for Kids program. Quantrell and Smith, both participants in the Supervisal Agricultural Experience Program (SAEP) at GHS, chose to participate in the project because they felt it would serve both their educational aspirations and the public good.

For more than 15 years, the Feeding America Backpack Program has been helping kids get nutritious and easy-to-prepare food to eat on weekends. At present, bags of food are assembled at more than 160 local food banks and then distributed at the end of the week to more than 450,000 children from low-income famil...

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