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A Catawba County program that feeds students and families in need received national accolades for its service to the community.
The Backpack Program for Children is one of two county programs to receive 2012 National Association of Counties Achievement Award honors. The countyâ€™s Green Vendor Fair was also named as a winner.
The Backpack Program, organized through Catawba County Department of Social Services, provides homeless and Free and Reduced Lunch students with backpacks filed with food for weekends and holidays.
To read more of this story, pick up the Tuesday print edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.