2019 Rogers Scholar and McCreary Central High School student Marah Hamlin collected food for the Family Resource Center Backpack Program in February. Hamlin reached out to churches and community members to collect items and then donated them to the local school district.

“The project helped me know that students don’t have to worry as much about food on their kitchen table,” Hamlin said. “This meant they didn’t have to go to school the next day hungry. I feel very blessed to be able to help with this program.

“Marah’s generous contribution to McCreary Central High School’s backpack program will provide food for over 50 participating students. The backpack program offers shelf-stable food to assist students through weekends and holidays. Her leadership is making an immediate and positive impact in the homes of our community – nutrition for the heart and soul,” said Sharon Ross-Privett, Principal of McCreary Central High School

Each graduate of The Center for Rural Development’s Rogers Scholars program is required to complete a community service project. For more information about Rogers Scholars, visit www.centeryouthprograms.com.