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What started as a program to ensure that low-income students at a local elementary school have adequate food has developed into a countywide effort for underprivileged children.
Since last spring, members of the Shelby County Backpack Project have been collecting, packaging and delivering weekend meals for needy children in the school district.
Christy Meredith, who dreamed up the project, said what started as a program at Southside Elementary has now grown into a service to all six county elementary schools.
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