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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • Family's donation brings Backpack Food Program to Washington School

  • Miller says 125 Highland students are served, and now 35 Washington students are, too.
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  • The Backpack Food Program has expanded, to serve not just 125 Highland School students but 35 Washington School students, too. The program, which involves food being discreetly placed in the backpacks of kids from families in need twice a month for them to take home, is coordinated by school district social worker Tara Miller.
    The program was able to grow thanks to a local family donating $500, the amount they would have normally spent on each other on Christmas gifts, Miller told the Times. "It is a great need to be meeting and the community again has been so generous in its support," Miller said.

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