August 24, 2023

UCHD backs NU’s Blessings in a Backpack program


By Michael Williamson, Richwood Gazette

Health department officials are excited about supporting North Union’s Blessings in a Backpack program, but are seeking partners to make sure it continues into the future.

“We need to figure out a more sustainable way of funding,” said Union County Health Department Director of Health Promotions and Planning Shawn Sech.

During the Board of Health meeting Wednesday, the board approved a contract with Blessings in a Backpack for 2023-24 for up to $22,500.

Sech said the cost of the program has increased 20% from last year when it cost $18,000.

Sech explained that Blessings in a Backpack is a national nonprofit th…

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