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Fueling students for success

Weekend backpack program reaches Ben Logan

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ABOVE: Pastor Tim Reeves of Middleburg United Methodist Church examines the contents of a shelf at Benjamin Logan Elementary School while packing backpacks Thursday for the church’s new Feeding Our Future program. FRONT PAGE PHOTO: Rebecca Mears, left, and Benjamin Logan High School junior Dalanie Barns pack backpacks with food items. (EXAMINER PHOTOS | MANDY LOEHR)

A new ministry offered to Benjamin Logan Elementary School third-graders will provide students with the opportunity to take home much more than just homework assignments in their backpacks over the weekend.

They will have the chance to receive free, nutritious and easy-to-prepare food items packed in bookbags through a program called Feeding Our Future, which also is in place at Indian Lake and Bellefontaine elementary buildings. 

The initiative seeks to fill the void for students who benefit from the National School Lunch Program during the week, but then during the weekends, are likely to go hungry because of their family’s financial struggles.

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