The Weekend Backpack Food Program will start Aug. 23 at the Arlo K. Funk Mineral County School District Office on A Street in Hawthorne. This food will be available to students that are enrolled in the Mineral County School District and for students that are being home schooled. Parents or guardians of students being home schooled are asked to come into the Consolidated Agency for Human Services office before Aug. 23 to sign up your children for the program.

The CAHS office is at 924 5th Street. It is open Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for sign ups. Food pick up for the home schooled students is on Fridays from 2 to 4 p.m.