February 12, 2012
Cindy Cook catches the pre-measured bags of cereal emptied from a box by Cheri Gardner, right. The volunteers gather every Wednesday morning to fill plastic bags with food items for Buddy Packs, goodie bags that are distributed through schools for some children to take home on weekends.
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Despite the room being chilly, seven volunteers stood in an assembly line, packing beanie weenies, beefaroni, juice boxes, fruit cups, cereal and vanilla wafers for 899 Cole County children who receive a Buddy Pack.