Forces combined to fight hunger

Nonprofit vendors and a variety of organizations came together Saturday to fight child hunger.Boomerang Backpacks is a program that targets elementary school children who might not have quality food during the weekend.Nutritious food is packed in backpacks and bags by volunteers, then delivered to elementary schools in the area on Fridays. The children then have food and healthy snacks to eat during the weekend.The program is already in two of the four Whitley County Consolidated elementary schools. Saturday’s efforts brought the community together to expand that program to service the other schools. “We’d like to see the backpacks offered at every elementary school in the Whitley County Consolidated school district,” said Cannon. “That’s our immediate goal. We want to know that we can sustain the program for more than just one year.”To read the rest of this story, see the May 5 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook and twitter.