In Douglas County, 300 students in 11 schools receive a backpack of weekend supplemental food each Friday.
To keep the shelves stocked the Douglas County Backpack Buddies Consortium is having a fundraiser 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the Walgreens parking lot on Waterloo Lane.
"It's an opportunity to help some of the most needy people in our community," Chairwoman Lin Larson said.
The fundraiser includes a bounce house, bake sale, rummage sale and barbecue. Food donations are also being accepted.
The program cost $5 a week and provides enough food for seven meals.
Each backpack includes tuna fish, …