Food Pantry sponsoring backpack program

MIFFLIN – The Juniata County Food Pantry is sponsoring a summer backpack program to provide food for children in Juniata County.

The program is for children in first through eighth grades. The child must be a resident of Juniata County and participate in the free/reduced lunch program at school.

A child will receive a free backpack and each week during summer vacation the child may visit the Juniata County Food Pantry to fill up the backpack with nutritious foods.

To enroll in the program, visit the Juniata County Food Pantry at 114 N. Main St., Mifflintown. Registration will take place from 1 to 5 p.m., Wednesday June 11, and 1 to 5 p.m., Saturday, June 14, or between 1 and 5 p.m. any Wednesday or Saturday.

At registration, an Access card must be presented. For more information, contact the Juniata County Food Pantry at 436-9718.