Brookings Rotarians pack backpacks for hungry school kids

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An energetic group of Brookings Rotarians spent time at the United Way center last week packing food items for the Brookings Packpack Project.

The backpacks are sent home Fridays with area school children who are at risk of weekend food insecurity. The Brookings Backpack Project assists hungry youth in Brookings, Volga and Elkton with easy-to-prepare weekend meals and snacks all year round. By helping to sustain these children, BBP seeks not only to help meet their nutritional needs, but also to promote their physical, cognitive and social development and to enhance their overall sense of well-being.

Pictured from left are Toby Uecker, Don Crowe, Deb DeBates, Mary Kidwiler, Jennifer Olson, Marcia Janssen, Tiffany Gonda, Leah Brink, Larry Janssen, Ben Hauck and Jim Klinker.