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Backpack Buddies Program Feeds The Hungry – Transylvania County NC


Last updated 1/5/2016 at 6:12am

"Something has to be done about the food disparity in Transylvania County." Those are the words of Dr. Carolyn Barton, the school system's food nutritionist. Barton created the Backpack Buddies program to help feed area children on the weekend. School aged children are coming to school on Monday's hungry, and often rely on food provided by the schools. The concern is that children do not eat square meals except when they are on school property which, according to officials, reflects poorly on academic and athletic performance and can contribute to behavioral problems also. To learn more, v...

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