The Fairbury Community Food Backpack Program continues to provide backpacks filled with food (enough for 3-4 meals) to approximately 74 families and their children each week during the school year.
Generous support from individuals, churches and community organizations continues to allow the program to serve hungry children and families in Fairbury.
"As we look forward to the next school year, we ask for your continued support of he Backpack Program," Jeremy Christiansen, Central Elementary Principal said.
The second annual "Bowls for Backpacks" fundraiser event is scheduled for Thursday, March 24 from 5-7:30 p.m. at the Fairbury High School Commons area. Enjoy a tasty selection of homemade soups donated by local individuals, service clubs, churches, youth groups and businesses. Breads, rolls and cracker selections will also be available.