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Backpack Buddy program sees success in first year
Backpack Buddy program founder Samantha Kubly packs bags to be taken to the different schools before Christms break. To order a reprint of this photo, (Times photos: Marissa Weiher)
MONROE - After over a year in operation, Parkside Elementary's Backpack Buddy program has become a resounding success. The program, which provides food for elementary and middle school students from low-income families, served approximately 30 Parkside students after the program started in October of 2015. By April, that number increased to 110.