Knox Joins Drive to Feed Local Children

From: WGIL (Galesburg, IL)

Knox College, the Galesburg School District, and the First Presbyterian Church have teamed up to be a part of “Blessings in a Backpack”… a national organization that [helps provide] students the food they need during the day [even when school is not in session.]

Retired District-205 Assistant Superintendent Joel Estes is now in the Education Studies Department at Knox College, and says while schools give students meals during the day, many kids don’t have much more than that… “The idea is we’re gonna provide food for kids over the weekend… In total, Estes says the group hopes to help feed 150 students in town, but takes roughly 80 dollars only to feed one kid for a year, so donations are currently being accepted. Read more…