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Blessings in a Backpack gets $50,000

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WAUSAU (WAOW) - WAUSAU  (WAOW) - A program aimed at providing food for needy elementary school children in the Wausau and D.C. Everest  schools will get a $50,000 grant over the next three years.  

The foundation at Ministry Saint Claire's Hospital in Weston said Wednesday it has awarded the money to the Blessings in a Backpack project.

Organizers say the program currently provides food for about 300 children who qualify for federal free and reduced meal programs in school.

The backpack items are given to children on Fridays so they will have nutritious food over the weekend.

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