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‘Blessings in a Backpack’ aims to help with food needs

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“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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