Vt. Foodbank gets $20,000 for student meal program

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MONTPELIER (AP) - The Vermont Foodbank will be receiving $20,000 for a program that gives children meals to take home after school.

The money goes towards the BackPack Program, an initiative that gives students backpacks full of enough healthy, easy-to-prepare food items to last them and their families for two days.

CEO of Vermont Foodbank John Sayles says ensuring nutritional stability over the weekend and during out-of-school hours helps children to be ready to learn.

National Life Group said they will be providing the funding in an announcement Tuesday.


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