Backpack Program fundraiser launched

From Hickory Daily Record Staff Reports

Student with Backpack

Hickory Elks Lodge 1654’s annual food and funds drive for the Catawba County Backpack Program is in progress.

The community program serves children from elementary school to high school by providing a backpack full of healthy food for the weekend throughout the school year.

The Backpack Program relies on donations from local individuals, churches, businesses and service organizations. Its sole mission is to remove hunger as a barrier to good education and reduce the impact of poverty on children and families.

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