Every Adventurist Backpack sold at University Book Store to help local food insecurity
MADISON, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin, Madison bookstore has teamed up with Adventurist Backpack Co. to help address food insecurity in the area.
Taylor Amann, the project coordinator for the University Book Store, said she purchased about 30 backpacks for the book store to sell.
“We are just trying it out,” Amann said. “We actually just put these out for book rush and back to school, so we are going to see how they do. I’m hoping they do well. We will want to bring them back if they do well.”
For every backpack sold, Adventurist Backpack Co. will donate $2.50 to Feeding America. The national organization’s network helps local food banks, like Second Harvest Foodbank in Dane County. A dollar from every backpack purchase will also go to the United Way of Dane County.
The backpacks come in a variety of colors and are a slimmer fit than traditional school bags.
Amann said the backpacks are functional and at $65, they are cheaper than many of the other backpacks sold in store.
Students and the public are welcome to purchase one at the University Book Store on State Street.
More information about Adventurist Backpacks can be found here.
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