Bobcat Backpacks Program gets big donation

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Radford University is helping feed kids who don’t always have enough food to eat at home.

Students, faculty and staff collected 14 thousand food items and they were delivered to the Bobcat Backpacks program.

The program gives the backpack meals to 100 kids, so they have food to eat over the weekend.

“It’s overwhelming. It’s so wonderful to know that there’s such a support from our Radford City citizens and students to help these students that our hungry because we all know  that hunger as a basic need, it has to be met and Radford City comes together to help students so they can do their best so they can learn and be the best kids they can be here in Radford,” said Jenny Riffe, Bobcat Backpacks Founder.

“I hate how kids are hungry over the weekends. It’s just makes me really sad so I helped bag and put all the stuff up there and just organized and did all that stuff,” Hattie Bruner, volunteer.

Founders of the Bobcat Backpacks program say the donation given by Radford University is enough food to feed those kids for about 14 weeks. 

You can check them out on their Facebook page: Bobcat Backpacks Program.

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