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Extra Mile Walk



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Employees of Lincoln Public Schools once again joined forces with the Food Bank of Lincoln to host the 10th annual BackPack Extra Mile Walk on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at East High School. Event festivities will begin at approximately 9 a.m. in the school gym and the Walk will commence promptly at 10 a.m.

The Backpack Extra Mile Walk is a wonderful way to promote physical activity in a fun family environment while raising money for a worthy program. Kids are the most important and valuable asset we have, and the BackPack program provides weekly food-filled backpacks to families in need.

The BackPack Extra Mile Walk helps raise funds for LPS children, helping our families meet a basic need: Food. During the week, students on free and reduced lunch are provided nutritious breakfasts and lunches at school, but a weekend can be a long time to go without food. By participating in the walk, you are taking the first step toward fighting hunger in our community. Participants show they support the children of Lincoln and are dedicated to making a difference in their wellbeing.

This is the 10th year for LPS to host this important community service project, and we hope we can do even better. Last year walkers and supporters raised more than $152,000 for our community's children. Overall, the event has raised more than $1.3 million.

Let's make a difference in providing more backpacks for hungry children. Let's go the "extra mile" in addressing hunger in our community.

2017 UPDATE!

More than $188,000 was raised to help feed hungry children in Lincoln. That brings our 10-year total to more than $1.5 million.


If you would like to know more about participating in the BackPack Extra Mile Walk please contact Michaella Kumke.

Take a look at past BackPack Extra Mile Walk event photos.

For infants and young children, the effects of chronic malnutrition in the early years of life are largely irreversible.
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