“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
Most days, Ella Lubin and Lily Hood are 8th graders at Blatchley Middle School. But earlier this month, they were sent on a special reporting assignment by KCAW to cover Whalefest 2014. more