Blessings in a Backpack Expands

n-2016-04-28-blessings-rmFrom: The Register-Mail (Galesburg, IL) –

Blessings in a Backpack began with five Knox College volunteers serving 42 students at Cooke Elementary. It has grown to over 100 Knox volunteers serving 355 students at four Galesburg schools…

The Galesburg chapter of the national Blessings in a Backpack organization meets every Tuesday evening at First Presbyterian Church, where volunteers fill backpacks with food and deliver them later in the week to students at King, Nielson, Steele and Silas Willard elementary schools… Lately, Knox students have been donating fresh fruit through their dining plan. Read more…