Houghton Lake Rotary supports backpack program

Rotary Club of Houghton Lake President Denise Stefanko (left) presented a $2,000 grant to Haenlein for the program which will support 20 students. The Rotary Club of Houghton Lake donated $1,000 which was matched by Rotary District 6290.

HOUGHTON LAKE – Gail Haenlein recently spoke to the Rotary Club of Houghton Lake regarding the Collins Elementary weekend backpack program which is in its seventh year. The program provides a backpack of nutritional, nonperishable food on Fridays to students in need from the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan. Currently 16 volunteers support over 70 students. This is an important program for a county that has one of the largest percentages of children living in poverty in the state of Michigan.

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