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Local Support & Walmart Foundation Grant Vital to Adopt-a-Family Success

Despite serving a record number of people during the holidays through its Adopt-a-Family program, Canal Winchester Human Services isn’t ready to rest. Administrator Penny Miller said she hopes to start a new backpack program before the end of January. The Adopt-a-Family holiday program, which provides food, clothing and gifts to families in need, served 340 people in 2012, 30 more than 2011, which had been its largest year, she said. The Walmart Foundation awarded $100,000 for a three-year backpack program covering both the Canal Winchester and Bloom Carroll school districts. There are currently about 1,100 eligible children between the two school systems.

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