Backpack program supported

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Youth packers are pictured. Front row: Charity West, Lydia West, Sophie Miller, Grace Wilhelm. Middle Row- Dallas Wilson, Riley Roberts, Morgan McCormick, Lanica Smith, Ella Cobb and Willa Kate Shofner. Back row: Caleb West, Jacob Harden, Dayton Hasty, Dawson Hasty and Hunter Wilhelm.
Submitted photo

Youth from First Presbyterian Church and Edgemont Baptist churches gathered on March 18 to prepare spring break food boxes for students who are food-insecure. The program is called the BackPack Program, and it feeds students during breaks.

Usually, these students are able to have breakfast and lunch at school, and the schools furnish a food package for the weekend. But with spring break meaning 10 days are being spent out of school, more food is needed. The churches packed 135 boxes with staple food, snacks, cereals, juice, fruits and more.