Randolph College battles food insecurity through Food for Thought program

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — Students at Randolph College are getting a head start on the season of giving with their second annual “Food for Thought” backpack feeding program.

From 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, over 100 students will gather in the college’s main hall to fill 600 backpacks with nutritious food items. Each backpack includes seven meals — as well as four snacks and two servings of vegetables — for food-insecure students in city schools.

The Food for Thought program was started by Park View Community Mission. The program regularly provides about 800 of these backpacks to food-insecure students on Fridays so they have enough healthy meals to last through the weekend.

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