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Envision donates $10,000 to fill backpacks with food

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Published: Aug. 2, 2016 at 7:00 PM EDT
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By: Julie Montanaro

August 2, 2016

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Lots of kids are headed back to school soon and some of them will be coming home with an extra backpack.

It's not filled with school supplies - it's filled with food.

In Leon County Schools, 800 children take home food every Friday to make sure they and their families have enough to eat over the weekend.

It costs 200 dollars per child for the entire school year.

Envision Credit Union took a big bite out of that tab Tuesday.

It donated $10,000 to America's Second Harvest to help cover the costs of its backpack program.

"There are a lot of needs, so as a community member, as a father, and as a business representative it's critically important that we help," said Envision CEO Darryl Worrell.

Envision raises the money by donating five cents for every swipe of their customers' debit or credit cards.

Superintendent Pons said there are 700 homeless students in Leon County - so imagine, he said, how many more must be going hungry.

This is the second year that Envision has donated $10,000 to the backpack program.