The Houghton Lake Rotary Club granted The Collins Weekend Backpack Program a $1000 local grant at our July 19th meeting. The Collins Weekend Backpack Program was started 11 years ago by Gail Haenlein and her husband to provide food on the weekends for students at Collins. The program now uses bags donated by R&J's Best Choice Marketplace of Houghton Lake and Family Fare for the food from the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan. The program receives food twice a month from October through May. Last year they were able to provide food for 48 students through this wonderful program. Anna and Brian Helpap will be taking over this program in the fall. Pictured are Houghton Lake Rotary President Rhonda Fossitt, Gail Haenlein of the Collins Backpack Program and Houghton Lake Rotary Treasurer Ben Elliott.