Teen starts backpack program at Winston-Salem school

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- A high school junior in Forsyth County helped dozens of needy students get food to take home for the weekend--all by himself.

McKenzie Folan raised enough money to start a backpack program at Olde Town Elementary School in Winston-Salem.

Folan started his quest two years ago, when he realized one in every four students in Forsyth County were food insecure.

"The goal is to get every child in the school the food that they need," Folan said. "We only feed 50 now, and there are another 600 who need it. Every 50 is another $8,500."

He is working with Second Harvest Food Bank to help supply the food needed in each backpack.

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