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Backpacks help family of 6

Monday, September 14, 2020

The Backpack program truly impacts the youth of our community. 

One family lost their house in a fire in January. This family has four children and live paycheck to paycheck. As well, they do not have any family in the area to support them. Obviously the backpacks were needed as they lived in the motel until they could find a place to rent.

Having to find housing in the Ronda area to sleep six people is a tough feat.  Luckily, they found a place to rent that could accommodate their large family in nearby Elkin. Of course, this disrupted their food stamp disbursement due to the fact that they were no longer in Wilkes County. With losing everything in the house fire, there were multiple demands on the little money that the father was bringing in working a minimum wage job (the mother stayed at home to take care of the 3 year old). The backpacks served as a constant dependable food source.