Hardin-Central starts backpack program

Hardin-Central school nurse Heather Toler is spearheading the school’s newly-formed backpack program for students in need. The program, much like the ones at Richmond and Orrick school districts, will provide weekend meals that’ll be distributed confidentially to students on Fridays via their backpacks. (Photo by Sara Seidel/For The Richmond News)

Bulldog Bites may sound like a bad thing, but at Hardin-Central Elementary School it’s just the opposite.

Bulldog Bites is Hardin-Central’s new back-pack program. School nurse Heather Toler is sponsoring the program.

The program will provide weekend nourishment to students from kindergarten through sixth grade who struggle with hunger, Toler said.

Each Friday, participating students will receive a gallon size bag that holds three dinner, two lunch and two breakfast items, as well as snacks.

This story was complied by Brandy Williams, Samantha Brisbin and Ashlyn Pieper in Sara Seidel’s Practical English Class at Hardin-Central.

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