The Corbin Community Backpack Program feeds close to 1,000 kids a week in Knox and Whitley Counties. The program started thirteen years ago after members at First Christian Church in Corbin had the idea to help keep kids from going hungry after school. Church members say early on they were happy to sent home 30 bags. With the help from church members, businesses, and local volunteers the Corbin Community Backpack Program now fills 900 or more bags a week. The program now meets on Monday nights when volunteers put the bags together, and Thursday when prep for the next week is done and resource center staff from local schools pick up the bags for the week. Throughout the week, volunteers and resource staff from schools in Knox and Whitley counties help bring these bags to students before the start of their weekends. Interested parents need to talk to their school’s resource center staff to sign up for the program at the beginning of the school year.
Text WFTG The Wolf