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April 1, 2013St. Joseph, MO |  By: Allison

Backpack Buddies Walkathon

A fundraising event for a program sponsored by Second Harvest Food Bank will be held Saturday in St. Joseph.

The fourth annual Backpack Buddies Walkathon benefits a program which allows students to take a backpack with food home for a weekend. The Backpack Buddies Walkathon is sponsored by Second Harvest and the Saint Joseph School District. Assistant Director of Public Relations and Marketing at Missouri Western State University, Kent Heier, says the event can be rewarding for those who participate.

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Participants can also reregister at ourcommunityfoodbank.org. The Backpack Buddies Walkathon will be Saturday with registration beginning at 9:30 and the walk at 10AM at the Griffon Indoor Sports Complex on the Missouri Western Campus.