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Backpack Buddies fundraiser is Saturday

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, …

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The Record Courier Updated Sep 20, 2012 04:49PM Published Sep 20, 2012 04:43PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.