Food bank Summer Backpack Program continues through Aug. 8

Area children can still sign up for free meals for the remainder of summer. The Food Bank of the Golden Crescent and BHP Billiton have partnered this summer to give out backpacks filled with food for the weekend at five Victoria locations Fridays through Aug. 8.

Nearly 500 backpacks were served in Victoria during June, said Rachel Jones, development and programs coordinator at the Food Bank of the Golden Crescent.

To sign up for the program and get information on the locations, call the food bank at 361-578-0591.