Mix 96.5 is launching its new Backpack Brigade to benefit the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma to help food insecure children in Green Country. Mix 96.5 is partnering with FOX23, Kim and Scott Burnett of Burnett Home Improvement, Flawless Smile Dentistry, and Wheels and Thrills to collect 96 backpacks to help stock the food bank’s backpack program. The backpack program ensures that children who rely on meals at school have something to eat over the weekend, and is the most expensive program offered by the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma because every item in the backpack must be purchased to ensure dietary needs are being met. It costs $150 to provide a backpack of food for a Green Country child for an ENTIRE YEAR. The impact of COVID-19 and distance learning has been staggering for students who rely on this program and schools to eat, and the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma needs our help to continue to fund this program to feed kids in our neighborhoods. CLICK HERE to make a donation. Every donated backpack will be matched by Kim and Scott Burnett by Burnett Home Improvement. No gift is too small. Check back here and monitor our progress as we try and fill these 96 backpacks from November 2nd – November 25th.