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April 22, 2011ST. JOSEPH, MO |  By: Wayman

Extra Mile Walk

For jsut the 2nd time, the Community Food bank out of St. Joseph is holding a fundraising walk tomorrow for the "Backpack Buddies" program.

Nearly 750 elementary students in the St. Joseph district alone use the food program, and about that many are on a waiting list. Called the "Extra Mile Walk A Thon" the event is a 1 mile walk around the indoor sports complex at Missouri Western. Both Second Harvest and the St. Joseph School District are sponsoring the walk, with registration starting at 9:45 and wrapping up around 11 O'clock at the Griffon indoor sports complex tomorrow morning. Pre-registration is being encouraged but teams and singles can also show up at the event to participate.