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Our school district sends home bags of nutritious foods to needy families every weekend throughout the entire year

By
Christine Trentmann,   Augusta Elem.
Play:
Fight Hunger — Help Nourish Your Community
Topics:
Access to Healthy Foods,  Community Involvement
Our school district sends home bags of nutritious foods to needy families every weekend throughout the entire year. This is provided by our local food pantry (Loving Hearts). There is an event called "Foodstock" yearly (prior to school) that MANY local families attend. 7 or 8 local bands play music and the price of admission is canned goods, any non perishable foods, or cash donations. This year we earned over $9,000.00, and three truck loads of food during this event. The families receive vouchers for the summer so the food bags continue to arrive when the children are not in school.

How did you accomplish your goals?

We reach out to the community every year, and those who have attended this event want to participate yearly. It is not only great for our underprivileged children/families, but a good time is had by all who attend. Our community is very proud of this event.