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WDAM. (2019, September 11). School district filling kids backpacks with more than homework. Retrieved September 13, 2019.

Teachers in the Lamar County School District in Mississippi noticed some children didn’t have enough to eat, so the district partnered with a local group to give those students meals to take home on Fridays through a backpack program, say social worker Latressa Young and Superintendent Tess Smith. Young works with school counselors to identify students for the program, which has served 276 children.