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Linkin' Bridge spreads love at Engelhard Elementary

Members of Linkin' Bridge helped with the Blessing in a Backpack distribution at Englehard Elementary School. (Source: Sharon Yoo, WAVE 3 News) Members of Linkin' Bridge helped with the Blessing in a Backpack distribution at Englehard Elementary School. (Source: Sharon Yoo, WAVE 3 News)
(Source: Sharon Yoo, WAVE 3 News) (Source: Sharon Yoo, WAVE 3 News)
(Source: Sharon Yoo, WAVE 3 News) (Source: Sharon Yoo, WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Hundreds of Engelhard Elementary School students enjoyed a typical Friday morning with a little bit of a surprise.

"This is a normal Friday, we have a high number of needy students at Engelhard," said Regina Jackson-Willis, the family resource center coordinator at Engelhard Elementary.
 
One by one, the young students grabbed a plastic bag and go down the line.
 
"This is just one way we remove barriers from the kids' lives by having food to eat on the weekend," Jackson-Willis explained. "For some of our kids, this is all they have to eat on the weekend."

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A juice, a can of chicken, some cereal are among several things the children can pick up. It's just like any other Friday. Except this time, it's all served with a smile from the four stars of Linkin' Bridge.
 
"We're just happy to give back, we're about to help them a little bit so they aren’t hungry," Ekoe Alexanda said with a laugh.
 
It's called "Blessings in a Backpack." The kids simply call it, "Blessings."
 
"We all come from a hard past, so we know what it's like to go without meals sometimes," Alexanda explained. "So it feels good to be able to come here and give back to these kids."
 
Not all of the children may know who they are and what they have achieved as Louisville's famous a Capella group. But the smiles don't discriminate.
 
"Basically we're living the dream, right now to come back and greet these beautiful children, it's wonderful," said "Big Rome" Kimbrough.
 
It's fair trade, love in exchange for love.
 
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