The eighth annual Lincoln Public Schools BackPack Extra Mile Walk is set for April 11, 2015, at Lincoln East High School.
In seven years of walking, LPS employees have raised almost $1 million for the Food Bank of Lincoln’s BackPack program, which provides Friday food-filled backpacks to children who need help with nourishment over the weekends.
The two major goals of the walk are:
- Raising money for the hungry children of our community
- Educating our community about the needs of children at LPS
The walk is organized by the BackPack Committee with the help of the LPS Business Affairs Leadership team. The BackPack Extra Mile Committee: Shari Styskal, Zachary Baehr, Sue Cassata, De Ann Currin, Gary Czapla, Pat Hunter-Pirtle, John Neal, Mary Kay Roth, Cindy Schwaninger, Liz Standish, and Greg Tebo from Lincoln Public Schools and Michaella Kumke, John Mabry, Alynn Sampson and Scott Young from the Food Bank.