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Backpack program makes sure kids don’t go hungry

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By Sharon Graves

Hunger often brings many other problems to the forefront in schools – disruptive behavior in class, poor or falling grades, and health problems.

Free and reduced-priced lunch programs have made in-roads in stemming the hunger problem in the nation’s schools, but the problem is exacerbated when those same children return to school on Monday morning – hungry from a lack of food at home over the weekend.

To combat this problem, the Backpack Buddy system was implemented at Cartmell Elementary School this year.


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