Run/walk for BackPacks program to be Saturday in Jackson

Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Jackson School District will hold Run/Walk for Wellness: 5K or 1 mile at 8 a.m. Saturday at Jackson Junior High School.

All proceeds will benefit the district's BackPacks for Friday program. Through the program, the Southeast Missouri Food Bank provides a bag of nutritious food every Friday throughout the school year to 55 children in the district who are at risk of hunger.

The cost of registration for the event is $25 for adults, $15 for children ages 6 to 18 and free for children under 6. Registration forms can be found at For more information about the event, contact Joyce McIntosh at 243-9571. For more information about the BackPacks for Friday program, contact Amanda Winschel at 651-0400.

Pertinent address:

210 North West Lane, Jackson, MO

Map of pertinent addresses

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