Every Thursday, as part of the Blessings in a Backpack program, Carnahan Elementary School parents and volunteers pack 120 backpacks of food to send home with students over the weekend.
The program, part of a national nonprofit organization, helps ensure that children in need receive nutritional foods at home on the weekends.
September 18 was designated “Blessings in a Backpack Day,” and in honor of the occasion City Councilman Ron Nirenberg, Superintendent Dr. Brian Woods, namesake Peggy Carnahan, and school administrators joined parents in packing bags for students. The team was able to assemble the 120 backpacks in less than 15 minutes.
Joining the parent volunteers and school staff were City Councilman Ron Nirenberg, Superintendent Dr. Brian Woods and School Namesake Peggy Carnahan.
Carnahan's Blessings in a Backpack Coordinator Teresa Wehrman assembles a backpack.
To learn more about Blessings in a Backpack visit their website.