Every kid needs a backpack for school, and the Banquet is making sure that happens.
Friday, more than 200 volunteers in Project S.O.S. packers more than 6,000 new backpacks for kids in the Sioux Falls community. On Saturday, the backpacks will be distributed between 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at Whittier Middle School.
"This is crucial. The more organized we can be on this day, the more help we have on this day, the smoother things run on the distribution," said Tamera Jerke-Liesinger, Executive Director at the Banquet. "The quicker we can get those kids their supplies."
The backpacks are filled with notebooks, writing utensils, crayons, and loose leaf paper.