Club’s Happy Pack program keeps bellies full for students in need

Members of the Woodland Park Baptist Church Reach Women’s Ministry recently donated food items to the Hammond Kiwanis Club’s Happy Pack program, a news release from Hammond Kiwanis Club President Judy Couvillion said.

The Kiwanis Club started its Happy Pack program several years ago when members learned that some students, who receive breakfast and lunch on school days, had nothing to eat during the weekend.

Members of the Kiwanis club fill 75 backpacks with food and two books on Thursdays. The items are given to Woodland Park School students who return the backpacks to the school on Monday and reuse them the following week.