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The United Way of Becker County is sending out more food to students every weekend than it ever has.

The Backpack program started in 2008 when volunteers assembled bags of food for 50 students in Detroit Lakes’ Rossman and Roosevelt Elementary schools — students who were identified as “in need.”


The food, which includes two breakfasts, two lunches, two dinners and two snacks were discreetly placed in the childrens’ backpacks every Friday afternoon.

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