Abigail Kirshy, a seventh-grader at Charlotte Academy in Port Charlotte, surprised her mother last year by announcing her intent to sponsor a child.
She did it through Back Pack Kidz, a program she heard about through her mother, Angela Kirshy, who volunteers for the program. The program, organized by the nonprofit Yah Yah Girls, aims to provide food to elementary school students who are on free and reduced lunch but don’t have a reliable source of food during the weekend.
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