Food for thought: Oak Grove School selected for program

By CHRIS GAROFOLO / Reformer Staff

Thursday October 7, 2010
BRATTLEBORO — The Vermont Foodbank has expanded its BackPack Program to Brattleboro’s Oak Grove School to provide nutritious foods to students.
Working through a rainy Wednesday afternoon, crew members of the nonprofit food bank unloaded the first shipment of backpacks and containers of individually packed bags of food as part of a nationally recognized program to meet the needs of low-income children on weekends and vacations when school lunches are not available.
The BackPack Program began in central Vermont two years ago and expanded to three schools in the Northeast Kingdom in 2009. This fall, Oak Grove and two Rutland schools were selected as part of the program’s expansion.

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