The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

Changing of the bags

Hartley trio takes over H-M-S Kids Backpack Program

 

January 27, 2022

NICK PEDLEY/SENTINEL-NEWS

Rodney Ahrenstorff and Darla Meyer stock containers with food Tuesday for the H-M-S Kids Backpack Program at Grace Fellowship in Hartley.

Three new faces have taken the reigns of the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Kids Backpack Program.

Rodney Ahrenstorff and Darla and Russ Meyer started heading the local food program at the start of the year. Though still operated through the Tritonia Club, the Hartley trio handles ordering and stocking goods for distribution to local children in need each week.

The Kids Backpack Program was previously led by Kathy Shepherd and other volunteers, who built it into what it is today.

"She said we can't let it drop. I told her that I couldn't do it by myself, so I roped these two into it," Darla Meyer s...



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