Weakley County Backpack Program
In 2010, the Weakley County Schools Health Coordinator spoke to the Dresden Rotary Club about the challenges of teaching and fostering good nutrition in the school system. During her presentation, she talked about the problem of children not having enough to eat and that some communities had started providing food to hungry children on the weekends as a way to supplement their diet. Many in the Rotary Club were surprised that food insecurity was such an issue in our county. This was the beginning of the Weakley County Backpack Program. After that meeting, several people met and discussed the formation and viability of a program to feed the hungry children of Weakley County. See upcoming magazine for complete article.