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Knoxville Dance Team Donates Food To Backpack Buddies Program

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Katrina Nelson, Public Relations Director at Knoxville Hospital and Clinics tells KNIA KRLS News that the Knoxville High School Dance Team recently made a contribution of non-perishable food to help support the Backpack Buddies Program at Knoxville Community Schools. Backpack Buddies is a supplementary food program for chronically hungry elementary students and was implemented in the fall of 2012. The program currently supports 50 students in Knoxville. Program Director Donna Flack says “We know that students do better in school…when they receive proper nutrition, and this program is one way we can help to ensure that more students are not coming to school hungry.”