Backpack Program receives generous donation

The Vigo County School Corporation Backpack Program received a generous donation.

Posted: Dec 14, 2017 6:41 PM

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - The Vigo County School Corporation Backpack Program received a generous donation.

Guys Who Give presented the program with a check on Thursday.

It totaled more than $7,000.

The money will help feed Vigo County students outside of school hours.

Organizers say keeping children fed helps them in school, which in turn helps the community.

"It changes a lot of lives...and to me, that's just very valuable. When you touch the heart of a child you will build a stronger adult, a stronger family, and a stronger community for us all to live in," Susan Eisman, from the Vigo County School Corporation said.

Leaders say keeping the backpack program running costs around $188,000.

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