Friday, February 1, 2013
The Kansas Food Bank is giving out a record number of backpacks full of food to the state's school children.
The group gives out the backpacks on Friday afternoons to provide some food for students during the weekend.
Food Bank officials say the group is currently giving out 7,082 food packets per week to 395 schools in Kansas.
Director Brian Walker says both numbers are records for the charity, which began in 2004.
Walker says the numbers are increasing because of a rise in demand, and as more schools become part of the service.
The food bank has delivered 120,741 backpacks in Kansas during the current school year through Thursday.