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Christiansburg Primary School "Backpack" Program Gets Boost

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A local credit union chips in to help students from low-income families.

MemberOne Federal Credit Union donated more than $1,300 to Christiansburg Primary School for the "Backpack" program.

Every Friday, some students take home a bag full of healthy snacks to help them get through the weekend.

The money raised will be able to help the program through November.

"I see the kids here at school and who takes home the backpacks and some kids look forward and say, 'Oh, today's Friday,' and they get to take a backpack home, so they get excited about that," said Crystal Fentress, the program's coordinator.

You can help by donating directly to Christiansburg Primary School.