Annual Backpack Program fundraiser launched at Elks Lodge
HICKORY — Hickory Elks Lodge 1654 has launched its annual food and funds drive for the Backpack Program- Food for Students. This is the program formerly known as Catawba County Backpack Program.
Although budget issues did not allow Catawba County Department of Social Services to continue funding the position for Backpack Program, they were able to assist Backpack Program Coordinator, Amanda Freeland, in the search for a new community partner. Of the three nonprofit organizations that applied for stewardship of the Backpack Program, it was determined that the Corner Table in Newton would be Backpack’s new home…..