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Backpack Buddies Program Receives Donation

R-T Photo/Ronda Lickteig  The proceeds from the North Missouri Emergency Services Softball Tournament, held earlier this fall, have been donated to the Grundy County Community Food Pantry to be used in the Backpack Buddies program. The amount raised was $1,383, with another donation sent directly to the food pantry bring the total to $1,533. Ginny Wikoff, left, coordinator of the Backpack Buddies program, said just over half of the $21,300 needed for the program to serve all 142 children in need has been raised. The cost of each backpack is $150 per year and students in all six schools in Grundy County, as well as Grundy R-5 Elementary School in Humphreys are provided the backpacks each weekend. Donations can be sent to the food pantry, with a note to designate the funds to the program. Pictured with Ms. Wikoff is Trenton firefighter Kevin Berry, who organized the tournament.

R-T Photo/Ronda Lickteig
The proceeds from the North Missouri Emergency Services Softball Tournament, held earlier this fall, have been donated to the Grundy County Community Food Pantry to be used in the Backpack Buddies program. The amount raised was $1,383, with another donation sent directly to the food pantry bring the total to $1,533. Ginny Wikoff, left, coordinator of the Backpack Buddies program, said just over half of the $21,300

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