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KEEPING KIDS FED: Boomerang Backpack program hopes to expand

February 28, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Parents are all too familiar with the whining and complaining associated with hungry kids.

But as grocery prices increase and the overall cost of living puts a pinch in parents’ pockets, quality food is harder to come by for some moms and dads.

Many students take part in school feeding programs, such as breakfast and lunch served during the school day.

However, when school breaks on Friday afternoons, how do children keep their stomachs full until Monday morning?

Boomerang Backpacks, a two-year old program, is working to keep kids fed, and is doing so in partnership with area churches and organizations.

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