In March, Volm joined the WEB (WeekEnd Backpack) program by donating backpacks for Antigo area school children. Each Wednesday evening, volunteers pack these bags with easy-open foods that children can prepare themselves along with recipes & educational materials which encourage the family to eat together when possible.
The bags are delivered to the 9 area schools in the Antigo school district and handed out to those students that are eligible for free and reduced lunch programs.
In its second year, the WEB program continues to receive positive feedback from the families it reaches. When a family no longer needs the program a backpack is returned. Students are encouraged to apply for the program through their school secretary or guidance counselor.
Shown packing are Wednesday evenings volunteers who packed backpacks for 360 area students.