Salem Backpack Project receives donation

Salem VFW Post 9777 Auxiliary recently made a donation to the Salem Elementary School Backpack Project. Lynn and Larry Tracy, members of the Backpack Team, accepted the donation from Aemi Thompson, President of the Auxiliary.The Backpack Project provides weekend food each Friday for approximately 80 elementary students. Many students do not have food except for when they are in school. The program is staffed by an all-volunteer team that purchases the food, assembles the food, packs and delivers it to the school each week.

The Backpack Project is funded by donations and fund raising projects throughout the year.

Donations can be mailed to Salem UMC Backpack Program, Post Office Box 829, in Salem, 72576 or contact Carolyn Lewis at 870-321-3193.

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