Relief group to donate 800 backpacks for homeless youth

Feed the Children, an international hunger relief organization, will give out 800 backpacks to Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) on Wednesday.

The donation will be delivered to Downtown’s People Serving People, 614 3rd St. S., and shared with Mary’s Place Shelter, 401 N. 7th St., according to a MPS news release.

The backpacks will be given out to students at every grade level before the start of the school year.

During the 2006-07 school year, MPS identified 4,441 homeless children and youth.

For more information about Feed the Children, go to www.feedthechildren.org.