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Emily Olson, a senior at Superior High School, sits with some of the items she’s collected for her fundraiser for the NOW program which will be at Barker’s Island Inn on Sunday. (Jed Carlson/jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

Student’s project targets hunger

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It takes a village to ensure no child goes hungry.

Every weekend, dozens of homeless children in Douglas County rely on a backpack full of food. The Nutrition On Weekends program hands out 95 backpacks a week to students — 70 in Superior and 25 in Solon Springs school districts.

“Tons of people don’t know how many kids go home and don’t have anything,” said Superior High School senior Emily Olson. That’s why NOW is so vital, she said.

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