"Blessings in a Backpack" Comes to Wausau

By: Colin Mayfield Email
By: Colin Mayfield Email

For some elementary children, the only meal they get comes from a school lunch. But what happens on the weekend?

That’s where the program “Blessings in a Backpack” comes into play in the D.C. Everest School District, making sure no child goes hungry.

The program feeds two breakfasts, two lunches, and 2 snacks for children who qualify for the free or reduced price meal program. It only costs $80 for the whole year to feed one child for a weekend.

Dr. Carolyn Nash, co-organizer of the program told us, “School administrators at D.C. Everest saw the things that we saw and thought that it would be helpful for the children that go to their schools.”

Right now, the program is filling 50 to 70 backpacks every week. They are starting fundraising now to prepare for the 2013-2014 school year.

If you’d like to donate you can visit People’s State Bank in Wausau on Stewart Avenue.

Coming up this weekend is a fundraiser at Barnes and Noble in Rib Mountain. From 10am until 9pm various activities will be going on.

On May 19th & 20th Girls Night Out fashion show will be held at the Wausau Country Club. A golf outing will follow the next day.

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