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Feed the Need Food Drive raises $33,587 for Second Harvest's Backpack Program

Posted at 7:10 PM, Jul 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-30 19:10:26-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.(WTXL) — Feeding the need of families impacted the most by the coronavirus pandemic is extremely important during these trying times.

ABC 27 teamed up with the Second Harvest of the Big Bend Thursday, to raise money for the Backpack Program.

Those backpacks will go to students in the big bend who might not otherwise have food to eat over the weekend.

Right now, the Second Harvest is working to hand out 2,000 backpacks this school year.

And ABC 27 helped by matching donations up to $12,000.

In addition, Perry and Young donated $5,000 to the backpack campaign.

The backpack program has been around since 2010.

The Second Harvest covers 11 counties in the Big Bend.

There are 26 sites where backpacks can be picked up each week during the school year.

In those bags, students are given enough food for 6 meals.

Due to the generosity of our community, ABC 27 was able to help raise $33,587 for Second Harvest's Backpack Program.