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February 21, 2013 12:50 PM

'Backpack' program sends school kids home with food for weekend

Blessings in a Backpack began with two schools in 2005 and now serves nearly 62,000 students in 437 schools in 42 states and three other countries - Canada, Colombia and Haiti. Britta and her husband, Jeff Foster, began the program at Woodrow Elementary in Modesto, Calif., when the school year started in August.

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