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Smart Knapsack program collects for kids in Gogebic County


February 21, 2018

MEGAN MARTELL, left, and Ashley Dennis, holding an empty Eat Smart Knapsack on the right, stand before a wall locker of food that will be given to needy kids through the four school districts in Gogebic County. The Eat Smart Knapsack program needs community donations to provide kids who may rely on their school lunch for food with healthy food and snacks during spring and winter.


BESSEMER - The Eat Smart Knapsacks program, sponsored by the Great Start Collaborative and Michigan State University Extension office in Bessemer, is gathering healthy food and snacks in preparation of providing "knapsacks" to kids in all four Gogebic county public schools -from Watersmeet to Ironwood. Some kids rely on school meals to provide much of their healthy caloric intake, and on breaks may be left without equally nutritious options.

The program provides nutritious and easy-to-prepare foods during the winter and spring school breaks. Duri...

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