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July 29, 2011ST. JOSEPH, MO |  By: Harris

Backpack Buddies

Backpacks aren't just for carrying school supplies and books anymore.

Thanks to the Second Harvest Community Food Bank's backpack buddies program which will help more than 2,100 children across 14 counties. The campaign will help relieve hunger in Northwest Missouri by filling kid's backpacks full of kid-friendly food on Friday's. Marketing manager for Second Harvest Community Food Bank Stacey Neibling Fisher says when this program is not available over the weekend children just go without food.

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Fisher adds the Nodaway county program will serve 250 children alone this year.