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Blessings in Backpack Program helps dozens of QPS kids

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Quincy Mayor Kyle Moore helps pack backpacks with food Thursday morning. Quincy Mayor Kyle Moore helps pack backpacks with food Thursday morning.
QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

Many Quincy Public School students struggle to get food over the weekend, but a program called Blessings in a Backpack aims to ensure that doesn't happen.

Quincy Mayor Kyle Moore joined students Thursday morning at Monroe Elementary School to pack backpacks with food. Monroe School officials say they send about 75 backpacks home to students who qualify every weekend.

Moore says it's a great way for kids to learn generosity by helping other students.

"Students learn that there is a need in the community and then they help out their fellow students," Moore said. "I think that's how we make sure that culture of caring is passed down to the next generation."

Blessings in a Backpack is a national program, but they rely heavily on local donations. To find out how you can donate, you can contact the Quincy Public School Districts Office.

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