Everyday Heroes: Backpacks for better lives

Everyday Heroes: Backpacks for better lives

You won't find two people more surprised or more deserving of this week's Everday Hero award. Carol Hill and Vicki Penfield saw a need - and jumped into the fray. They're both employees at Harrison Park School, where 85 percent of the students are either on a free or reduced lunch program. So every Friday from 25 to 40 families get a backpack filled with food and staples: "Unfortunately we have such a big list, but we have a large number of children and families that need help on the weekends ... and it's such a doable project."