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School Patrol: Whitsitt Elementary treated to backpack donation, carnival

Posted at 8:07 PM, Sep 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-11 22:48:51-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Thanks to Vera Bradley and the nonprofit Blessings in a Backpack, students at Whitsitt Elementary were treated to something special.

More than 1.3 million children in the U.S. are at risk of going hungry.

That's why Blessings in a Backpack got involved. Most of the children, some from low income families, don't have access to snacks on the weekend. And with the bags packed with snacks and food, they were treated not only to food, and a sturdy backpack to use at school.

They also participated in a carnival on the school campus The school's principal, Justin Uppinghouse, said he hopes the students know that school is more than just lessons and homework. He wants them to know, that school is a place where they can get support both in and out of the classroom.