To the editor:

We want to express our heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Rodney Peterson, Superintendent of Person County Schools, and his staff for providing workspace for Backpack Pals of Person County. Backpack’s mission is to provide meals for Person County children every school year (over 300 children this year) and a suitable operating environment is absolutely critical to this mission.  The space at Northern Middle School (NMS) is exactly what we needed--a clean, workable space conducive to efficient and effective packing and delivery.