Pictured are (L to R) are Jerry Johnson, John Helgeson (St. Croix County Commander) Scott Benoy, VMS Principal, Dave McDonald (Children & Youth Co-Chair) and Kari Campbell. Submitted photo
Pictured are (L to R) are Jerry Johnson, John Helgeson (St. Croix County Commander) Scott Benoy, VMS Principal, Dave McDonald (Children & Youth Co-Chair) and Kari Campbell. Submitted photo

Submitted by Scott Benoy, VMS

WOODVILLE, WI – The St. Croix County American Legion recently made a very generous donation to the Backpack Program at Viking Middle School (VMS), in the Baldwin-Woodville Area School District. Representatives from the St. Croix County American Legion presented a $800 donation to the Backpack Program at Viking Middle School.

The Backpack Program at Viking Middle School is designed to support local families by providing food items and local assistance to those that could benefit. Backpacks are filled and distributed twice each month, and on special holidays and breaks.

The initiative has been in place at Viking for a number of years, with numerous families experiencing the benefits of this valuable program. The St. Croix County American Legion and Woodville American Legion have been supportive of the Backpack Program with generous donations for it in the past as well as this year.