“Blessings in a Backpack” equips students with weekend food. The program is aimed at students who receive free and reduced-price lunches during the school week. It’s a national program, and will take root in Sitka at Keet Gooshi Heen this fall. Kathy O’Gara tells KCAW’s Holly Keen about how it all works.
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‘Blessings in a Backpack’ aims to help with food needs
Sitka National Historical Park ranger Ryan Carpenter, the Sitka Conservation Society's Mary Wood, and the Sitka Sound Science Center's Ashley Bolwerk are collaborating on a winter film series at the park. The first screening, DUCKumentary, is tonight (7 PM Wed Jan 28 and 2 PM Sat Jan 31, SNHP theater, free admission). Carpenter says Sitka's waterfowl are some of the most beautiful anywhere, and they live fascinating lives. Audio temporarily unavailable. more