Hudson Prairie Elementary School fifth grades students, Sophia R., Sydney V., and Anna B. are pictured with Kiwanis member Dick Hagen. The group partnered with Cammeron K., a Hudson High School junior, who was working on his Eagle Scout project. Together they gathered non-perishable food for the Summer Backpack program. Oatmeal, peanut butter, canned goods, and other non-perishable items during the entire month of April.
“Anna, Sophia, and Sydney demonstrated real compassion in their desire to help Hudson students and their families in need of food for the summer months. It was great that they were able to partner with Cammeron on his Eagle Scout project. Our Kiwanis Club has been working with Hudson Prairie Elementary School for over eight years in helping 4th and 5th graders with their service projects. This year we are honoring 36 of their students for their completed projects,” stated Dick Hagen, president of the Kiwanis Club of Greater Hudson.
The Hudson Area Summer Backpack Program is designed to help feed hungry children twice a month throughout the year. All private and public elementary and middle schools participate in the program. Backpacks are filled with non-perishable, child-friendly, food items fro breakfast, lunch and dinner. Also included is a voucher for free milk, eggs, bread, and cheese from Hudson County Market or Family Fresh. Learn more about the Hudson Area Backpack Program by visiting their website at: https://www.hudsonbackpack.com/