Marshall backpack program serving students with food insecurities

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CLARK Co,. Ill. (WTWO/WAWV) — The Marshall Ministerial Alliance is stuffing book bags with food for students in the Marshall area and in other surrounding areas that are food insecure.

The bags of food include non-perishable items that are delivered to the kids on the weekends.

When the program first began, around 60 students were served. Now that number is over 160.

“The backpack program supports the children right here in our own community. In the Marshall community, in the Marshall Community School District. It’s important because it fills a need, a gap that a lot of people aren’t aware of,” said Elizabeth Richey of the Marshall Ministerial Alliance.

The program has served students for around nine years.

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