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Backpack for Children
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Not only could you find your usual quality fare at the Farmer's Market Saturday, but the annual DeKalb County Coordinated School Health Backpack Program was selling artwork donated by local artists to raise money for hungry children. "One hundred percent of all the money we raise here goes to the kids in the way of food," said Cindy Childress, program coordinator. According to Tennessee Coordinated School Health, DeKalb County Schools have approximately seven percent of the total school population that goes hungry on a regular basis, with meals provided at school being their main source of food.