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Blessings in a Backpack helping kids in Akron

By John Published: December 16, 2011

Stay tuned tomorrow for a story about how St. Hilary parish is helping 350 kids at Helen Arnold elementary school and Akron Digital Academy by sponsoring a program that gives students food packages to get them through the weekend so they can return on Monday ready for school. The program is called Blessings in a Backpack. Here's a video I shot last night while the volunteers packed the food bags. You can make donations at the national website. Just make sure you specify that you want it to go to the Akron program. You an also email the local program at Blessingsakron@gmail.com for information about volunteering or donating. They need $28,000 a year to make it work. The Millennium Fund for Children kicked in $1,000 this year. 

Video by Akron Beacon Journal education reporter John Higgins

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