Serving Gogebic, Iron and Ontonagon Counties

Bessemer students pack food for other kids to have on break

By CHARITY SMITH

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BESSEMER - Students filed into the A.D. Johnston High School Library on Tuesday to fill knapsacks for their comrades in need of food during break through the Gogebic County Eat Smart Knapsack Program.

The program was established six years ago as a way of providing food for children who depend on school meals for their daily nutritional needs. "It's a huge collaborative effort," said Crystal Suzik of the Gogebic County Great Start Collaborative.

The Knapsack program is put together by the Gogebic County 4-H program, the Great Start Collaborative progra...