Summer Backpack Program feeds East Texas children over the weekend

Allison Medrano, 6, sorted through the contents of a zip-close bag with one hand and held her kitten, Jingle Bell, in the other.
The bag contained canned soup, canned vegetables, drinks and snack foods. Allison was most excited about the box of cereal, but said she was saving part of her milk for Jingle Bell.
“We basically spend our summer here now,” said Allison’s grandmother, Felicita Arroyo.
(Read more from Tyler Morning Telegraph)