From staff reports
Students in Franklin will have additional resources to help tide them over their weekends, as the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania has announced an expansion of the BackPack program to Central Elementary School.
The first distribution will occur Friday, Jan. 17, and provide backpacks of food for up to 50 students each week through the end of the 2019-20 academic year.
“We want to make sure every child has enough food so that hunger is not a distraction to them, and the BackPack program helps us address their needs,” Seggi said.
Eligible students who sign up for the BackPack Program will receive enough food for multiple breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks. A donation of $120 sponsors a BackPack for a child for one academic year.