Weekend Backpack Program receives $5,500

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GERING, Neb. The Farm Credit Services of America presented the Cooperative Ministries Weekend Backpack Program with two checks totaling $5,500.

The $5,500 will be used to purchase food for 240 students who are currently receiving backpacks on a weekly basis. (Tracy Steele)

The first check was awarding the program with a grant that was applied for in the amount of $2,000.

The second check was a gift from Farm Credit Services of America in the amount of $3,500.

These checks will be used to purchase food for 240 students who are currently receiving backpacks on a weekly basis.