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Food for Preston Backpack Feeding Program Hosts 'Pack the Bus'

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KINGWOOD -

The Food for Preston Backpack Feeding Program and Preston County Schools held a Pack the Bus event at the Kingwood Community Building on Saturday, August 11.

The backpack feeding program helps bridge the weekend food gap to help children begin their school week well-nourished and ready to learn.  Suggested donations for the event included granola bars, mini cereal boxes, tuna and crackers, canned pasta, canned beef stew, pudding and fruit cups, fruit snacks, trail mix, and raisins.

The event helps the programs feed children for around $5 per day and $180 per school year.

"We run this through the school system then Food for Preston is the funding part of it and we provide the names of the students that are needy," said Susan Moran, the Homeless Service Provide in the Preston County School District. "And we are able to provide two breakfasts, two lunches, and two dinners to go home for the weekends on Fridays with 172 Preston County students."

These students are enrolled in the program confidentially.

The program still needs more help and donations. It is holding a 'Concert for the Kids' on Saturday, August 17 at the Town of Rowlesburg Park from 2-7 p.m.

You can also make donations by calling 'Food for Preston' at (304) 379-3519 or Preston County School Youth Services at (304) 698-9744.