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The program is completely confidential and participating families are referred by the school counselors.

Backpack Program serves more than ever

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What started five years ago at Rock Elementary School has expanded into the Hudson Backpack Program that now serves students and their families from all Hudson's elementary schools, both public and private. Some 108 families were served last year with 1,836 backpacks delivered during the school year.


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Meg Heaton
Meg Heaton has been a reporter with the Hudson Star Observer since 1990. She has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and Native American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
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