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BackPack Program Needs Your Help

Release Date - May 11, 2010

Did you know that for as little as $5 you can feed a hungry child for the entire weekend? There are more than 53,000 children in Lake and Porter Counties who regularly go hungry on the weekends. Most of these children rely on school provided breakfast and lunches as their only meals, and when the weekend rolls around they face the real possibility of not eating until Monday morning. The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana is combating this through our BackPack Program, but we need your help.

From June 1st-August 31st we are holding our Brown Bag It for Hunger Campaign. The campaign is simple; just pick a day (or couple of days) and on that day instead of going out to lunch, brown bag it and donate the money you would have spent to the Food Bank. All proceeds will go to funding the BackPack Program. Get your office, your church, your family or your friends to join you in the fight to end childhood hunger.

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