Journal Express, Knoxville, IA

October 9, 2013

PEO, Chapter LW donates to Backpack Buddies

The Journal Express

---- — PEO, Chapter LW members held a card-making party, in which each member who attended provided a donation for the Knoxville Backpack Buddies program.

The Food Bank of Iowa has partnered with local school districts throughout the state to implement this program. Food is provided locally to children at Northstar and West Elementary schools, with the intention to decrease the consequences of chronic childhood hunger. Students from low-income homes are provided a sack of “kid-friendly” foods on the weekends, when they do not have access to meals provided at school. This is a free service.

The chapter was able to cover the expenses for two children for the entire year. The chapter has also volunteered to help pack the food for two months.