UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 8:54am
WACO -- Waco ISD received $25,000 to feed hungry students over the weekends.
It's nothing new to the district. They have been sending backpacks full of food home with 60 children since last fall.
However, now they can feed 5,000 students.
The district says hearing these children say they are hungry and have barely eaten over the weekend is devastating.
That's why they make sure they take home a backpack on Friday with food so they can continue to excel at school.