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Feed Our Kids Begins Second Year In Emmetsurg Schools

By Staff | Aug 23, 2016

FEED OUR KIDS Emmetsburg begins its second year with the beginning of the 2016-17 school year. Committee members hosted a Friday morning Chambe Coffee to remind community member of the program that supplies nutritious meals to food insecure students on weekends. Pictured (from the left) are Feed Our Kids-Emmetsburg treasurer Katie Heddinger, co-chair Cindy Magee, John Hand, co-chair Jane Hoyman and Vic Johnson. ---Jane Whitmore photo

Feed Our Kids-Emmetsburg is ready to begin its second year meeting the needs of hungry children during the weekend, when other resources are not available.

Children who qualify for the Free and Reduced Lunch ?Program at school are given an opportunity to receive a bag of nutritious, kind-friendly food.

During the first school year (2015-26) Feed Our Kids-Emmetsburg delivered 4,824 bags of food to food insecure children in the community. That represents 11,246 pounds of food. On average, 100 children per week received a weekend food bag.

To make a tax-deductible donation, send checks to:?Feed Our Kids-Emmetsburg, c/o Katie Heddinger, Treasurer, West Elementary School, 602 Call Street, Emmetsburg, ?IA 50536.