Did you know that over twenty-two million children receive free or reduced-price meals through the National School Breakfast and Lunch Program. For many of these children, school meals may be the only meals they eat. We, here in Union County have the same epidemic problem. Many of our children go hungry and this affects every aspect of their lives including their school work, interaction with others and certainly their personal health. Reduced or free lunches in Union County helps out tremendously during the week, BUT, what happens when they go home over the weekend?
For more than 5 years, the Food for Families Ministry has been helping children get the nutritious and easy-to-prepare food they need to get enough to eat on the weekends. Today, bags of food are packed and assembled and then distributed to more than 500 families in 14 schools throughout our area. These bags contain enough staple food items to sustain families throughout the weekend. But, unfortunately we are only scratching the surface of the true need. There are hungry, needy children in every school in Union County and our surrounding area.
You may help by providing a monetary donation or donating some of the items below:
Peanut Butter - 16 oz or less
Oatmeal or Grits - box of 10 individual packs
Mac & Cheese