Local BackPack program helps fight childhood hungerThis summer, more children in the Northland will have access to food as a result of an expansion of the BackPack program in Duluth.
By: Budgeteer News staff, Duluth Budgeteer News
This summer, more children in the Northland will have access to food as a result of an expansion of the BackPack program in Duluth.
This program, with the help of Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank, helps give children access to a weekend’s supply of food through local nonprofit groups. These groups include the Boys & Girl’s Club, Damiano’s Kids Café, Valley Youth Centers, Neighborhood Youth Services, and Nettleton/Grant summer programs.
The expansion was made possible with the support of Hunger Solutions America and private funds such as the Ordean, Northland, and Minnesota Power foundations. Launched in January 2013, the BackPack program of Duluth proved so successful that Cloquet, Two Harbors, and Hermantown school districts are now working with Second Harvest to develop their child hunger programs.
The BackPack program would like to thank all who volunteered and donated.
For more information or to support the BackPack Program, call (218)727-5653, ext. 113, e-mail Shaye Moris at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit northernlakesfoodbank.org