Posted by Bob Buck on Oct 25, 2017
On Oct 25th the Holmen Area Rotary Club Members had their regular Wednesday meeting not at the Holmen Village Hall but at Coulee Life Church on Sandlake Rd, helping the folks at Holmen's Hope pack up the food packages used to fill the backpacks given to students in need. The backpack program provides nourishment to students that would otherwise go hungry over the weekend. The 44 backpacks that were packed up go to help feed 107 students identified by the School District of Holmen as being at risk. It costs about $200/yr/student to provide these backpacks. Another 22 children were recently added to the list of those in need. The Holmen Area Rotary Club  also provided Holmen's Hope a check for $2000 for the Backpack program. This is enough to sponsor 10 children for the school year.  A Chili and Mac contest is scheduled for Saturday at the American Legion to help raise additional money to keep the program going.