City Praise for Student Volunteers

n-2016-09-16-blessings-rmFrom: The Register-Mail (Galesburg, IL) –

The City of Galesburg honors a Knox-based initiative to distribute food in local schools…

Mayor John Pritchard recognized the local chapter of Blessings in a Backpack Thursday for National Blessings in a Backpack Day. The volunteers fill packs with food every Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church and deliver them later in the week to 405 low-income students in each of District 205’s elementary schools…

About five years ago, it began with five Knox College volunteers serving 42 students at Cooke Elementary. In the spring, it had over 100 Knox volunteers serving 355 students at four Galesburg schools… Read more…