Backpack Buddies

State Farm agent to make donation to “Backpack Buddies” program for each quote on coverage

A Trenton business has announced a promotion to help raise additional money to finance the weekend nutrition food program called “Backpack Buddies.” The office of State Farm Insurance Agent Mitch Liberty says it will make a $10.00 donation to Backpack Buddies for each quote on auto, fire, or life insurance coverage. If the individual currently […]

Backpack Buddies

Backpack Buddies food program at halfway mark in funding for current school year

Backpack Buddies is a supplemental weekend food program through the Grundy County Community Food Pantry for elementary age children that are food insecure. The program is provided for the 36 weeks of the school year and Coordinator Ginny Wikoff reports statistics show one in four children in Grundy County do not know where their next […]

Backpack Buddies

Backpack Buddies: A weekend food program for kids in Grundy County

The Backpack Buddies weekend food program is again serving 140 children selected by six schools in Grundy County. The effort is sustained by donations and other fundraising efforts to feed each child during a 36 week period of the school year  On behalf of the Community Food Pantry, Ginny Wikoff is Grundy County’s coordinator of backpack buddies:     […]

Backpack Buddies

Six schools to participate in “Backpack Buddies” program

Six schools will again participate in the Backpack Buddies supplemental food program through the community food pantry of Grundy County. Distribution of the backpacks and food items is scheduled at the schools beginning after Labor Day. Participating schools are Rissler elementary, Trenton Middle school, Pleasant View R-6, Grundy R-5 at Humphreys, Laredo, and Spickard. Ginny Wikoff […]