Community leaders pack food for elementary school children in Prince William County

September 12, 2016

ROCKVILLE, MD – A national program to provide food for children in need rolls out September 15 in Prince William County, Virginia. Spearheaded by corporate sponsor Library Systems & Services (LS&S), the Blessings in a Backpack program supports qualifying students at Westridge Elementary with weekend food packages throughout the school year.

Occoquan Supervisor Ruth Anderson will attend the inaugural event at the school along with other invited dignitaries to pack bags of food for qualifying students. LS&S is sponsoring the effort to supply 50 students with food every weekend during the 2016-2017 school year.

“Students are guaranteed breakfast and lunch every day during the school week but unfortunately some don’t get those meals over the weekend,” says Paul Colangelo, president of LS&S and a Blessings in a Backpack national board member. “Childhood hunger has a direct impact on early literacy development.”

WHO: Occoquan Supervisor Ruth Anderson, other invited dignitaries

WHAT: Event to pack bags of food for disadvantaged students to eat

WHEN:           Thursday, September 15, 2016, 9-11 am

WHERE:           Westridge Elementary, 12400 Knightsbridge Drive, Woodbridge, VA 22192

CONTACT: Chris Ourand, 800.638.8725 ext. 2269, email chris.ourand@lsslibraries.com

About Blessings in a Backpack
Blessings in a Backpack is a volunteer program that provides food for more than 90,000 elementary school children across 47 states on weekends during the school year, filling a significant hunger gap for these children.

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