Filling a Need by Filling Backpacks
Meals Program Keeps Students Fed on Weekendsby Charles Honey
Multiple Districts —
Surrounded by tubs and shelves bursting with food, Jenny Steele ticked off the numbers of children at half a dozen schools who would soon be receiving it. Here in a portable classroom behind Meadow Ridge Elementary School, the Rockford mom was about to oversee a meal-packing operation to keep those students well-fed over the weekend. As chief organizer of a newly expanded meal program...