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Backpack for kids fundraiser in Eureka

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EUREKA - Food For People held their “Backpacks For Kids” fundraiser this evening at the Adorni Center in Eureka. It was part of the Rhody Roundup, which kicks off the Rhododendron Festival.

There was a BBQ dinner, live and silent auctions and more. Backpacks For Kids is a child nutrition program of Food For People and the Food Bank of Humboldt County. Backpacks full of kid friendly food are provided to four hundred thirty five children every weekend of the school year. Each backpack ensures that a child will return to school on Mondays without hunger and ready to learn. The Rhody Roundup and Backpacks For Kids program is a volunteer fundraising event by the Rotary Clubs of Eureka, Humboldt Bay and Eureka Soroptimist Clubs as well as  Food For People.

If you’d like to donate to the Backpacks For Kids Program go to: