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Western MD Food Bank Backpack Program Continuing To Expand

September 3rd, 2019 by WCBC Radio

The Western Maryland Food Bank's Backpack Program has been operating in the local school system since 2008- and it is continuing to expand. The program provides bags full of food to children eligible for free or reduced- price meals at school. Backpacks are handed out on Fridays and children take them home to share with their families over the weekend. Several organizations and area churches have partnered with the food bank to run the program. Board of Education member Deb Frank said the program provides for many area students who otherwise may go hungry…

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