Help Fight Hunger

Help Fight Hunger
Posted on 11/21/2019
SNACK

1 in 5 students in our community experience hunger; HERE’S AN EASY WAY YOU CAN HELP:

Bring individually packaged healthy snacks (granola bars, crackers, pretzels, dried fruits, raisins, fruit cups, etc.) to your school’s main office and drop them in the designated S.N.A.C.K. tote box. The snacks donated will be collected and distributed to students/schools in the district, as needed.

NOTE: Many of our elementary schools would prefer nut-free snacks, but we will take any individually packaged snacks that are donated and distribute to district schools.

Why? As you likely know, every school in our district has students receiving free and reduced meals. The hunger problem is district wide, and all the schools need some help, so that’s where Girl Scout Troop 55128 is coming in – to help our local schools. In South Washington County, there are many families who are unable to provide snacks for their children during the school hours. So, we have partnered with SoWashCo CARES (Community Action Reaching Every Student) to create the S.N.A.C.K. program (Students Needing Assistance from Caring Kids and Families). The goal of our project is to create awareness of the need and then collect snacks throughout the school year for our district students. This is an on-going need, so this is not just a one-time collection but a continual collection.

Thanks for your help with this! We hope to make a real difference. For more information or if you have questions, please email us at snack833@hotmail.com or check out our website at https://sites.google.com/view/the-snack-program/home.