It was a big day for Backpack Buddies of Erath County with more than $10,600 raised Friday at the Leadership Stephenville Class of 2017 hamburger lunch held at City Park.

“All of the supplies for this event were graciously donated by area businesses and families so that all of the proceeds will be used for our children,” said Shelby Slawson with Backpack Buddies. “Over 1,400 hamburger meals were delivered, picked up or enjoyed at City Park. Thank you to all who volunteered, donated and enjoyed a burger to support our kids.”

Backpack Buddies provides weekend meals for county students who depend on school lunches during the week.