Have you heard of the backpack program? I love it because it made my life better.
When I was in elementary school, I lived in Arkansas. Many students at my school often felt dizzy and had tomachaches. I was one of them.
Our school nurse realized we weren’t really sick. We were just very hungry. So, she called a food bank. It started the backpack program in 1994 to help us.
Each week, community volunteers made food to me and other hungry kids every Friday. On weekends, I wasn’t hungry anymore!
Now I’m a backpack program volunteer. Every week, 110 food banks give out 35,000 food backpacks in the U.S. That makes me so happy!
1. What is the main idea of this passage?
2. In elementary school, the writer felt dizzy and had _____.
3. Why did the food bank start the backpack program?
4. When did volunteers give food backpacks to kids?
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