"Food 4 Kids Backpack Program" benefits thousands of Michiana students

NOW: “Food 4 Kids Backpack Program“ benefits thousands of Michiana students

SOUTH BEND, Ind.-1 in 4 children in Northern Indiana aren't always sure where their next meal is coming from. Many of those kids rely on the local food bank's annual "Food 4 Kids Backpack Program." 

The program, in it's 11th year, is helping feed nearly 2,200 students in 30 schools across Michiana.

Backpacks are filled with nutritious and kid-friendly foods for kindergarten through sixth graders to take home on weekends throughout the school year, including holidays.

On Tuesday, the bank will officially kick-off this year's program with their major sponsor since 2009, Jordan Automotive Group. 

The Food Bank says by just donating $1, you can pay for three meals. A $140 donation can feed one child for the entire school year.

The organization is also looking for volunteers to help stuff the backpacks.

For more information on how you can volunteer or make a donation, click HERE. 

Interview with Bob Hayden from Jordan Automotive Group:

Interview with Bill Nowastawski, Assistant Warehouse Manager at the Northern Indiana Food Bank:

Interview with Milt Lee, Executive Director of the Northern Indiana Food Bank: 

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