But a recent donation from Samaritan Ministries is helping.
As we reported a couple weeks ago, a major sponsor of this weekend's Backpack Peoria dropped out, leaving the program more than $40,000 short.
Samaritan Ministries announced a donation of $10,000 this week to support the cause.
This Saturday, the Dream Center looks forward to giving as many students as possible the supplies they need for the upcoming school year.
If you're interested in donating, you can visit backpackpeoria.com.
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