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‘Blessings in a Backpack' program helps fight hunger during school year

The "Blessing in a Backpack" program is funded solely through community donations. The "Blessing in a Backpack" program is funded solely through community donations.
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

The Huntsville City School system is looking to the community to help feed hungry children. One way you can help is by supporting the "Blessings in a Backpack" program.

It feeds kids over the weekend who may not have enough food.

The program is funded solely through community donations. It costs $80 to sponsor one kid for the entire year.

One school in need of sponsors is Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary.

The principal said about 95-percent of her students are on free and reduced lunch and would benefit from a backpack.

"...so everything in the backpack is really kid friendly there are things they should be able to open and prepare at home," said Principal Jennifer Douthit.

About 100 students have been sponsored so far.

Click the link to learn more about the program: http://blessingsinabackpack.org/

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