Bureau County United Way recently awarded a $500 Community Impact Grant to Buddy Bags. Buddy Bags is a program that provides food to at-risk children on the weekends. To donate, volunteer or for information about Buddy Bags, contact Mark Frank at 815-875-2249. The United Way’s mission is to increase the organized capacity of people to care for one another. The BCUW may be reached at 815-872-0821. Pictured (front row, from left) are Genevieve Charry, Rachel Denton and Angie Turpen; and (back row) Karin Tunis, Dani Regal, Amy Peterson, BCUW Board Member Judson Lusher and Gerri Frank.