Volunteers gathered at Westridge Elementary School in Woodbridge, to put together food packages for students in need.
The effort is part of the ‘Blessings in a Backpack’ program, sponsored by Library Systems & Services (LS&S), a company that manages public library systems.
“We’re packing backpacks for disadvantaged children – it’s a program that’s [called] Blessings in a Backpack, it’s a nationwide program in over 38-weeks throughout the school year – we provide kids the nutrition necessary for them for the weekends,” said LS&S President Paul Colangelo.
According to a release, LS&S is supplying 50 students with food every weekend during this school year.
“As well all know, there are children in need all across our national, all across the world…and in our own county…we have children in need. And even though Prince William County is very affluent, we still have many children that are hungry,” said Occoquan Supervisor Ruth Anderson, who helped to pack meals with the volunteers.