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Our kids snackpack program enables children to receive a snackpack full of goodies to take home. This program started in 2012 as a snack bag was given to parents when they came to our food pantry as a way to encourage their children to read because everyone snacks as they read. Today, this program collects all kinds of snacks and puts it in the snackpack along with milk, cereal cups, fresh fruit and juice. School children, children in after-school programs, food pantries and day programs receive the snackpacks. During the holidays and special events, backpacks are given out with snacks, books, challenging games and school supplies.