Donations support Weekend Food
Organizers hope to raise $25,000 by year’s end to fund the Weekend Food for Kids program, operated by the nonprofit Neighbors Feeding Neighbors.
Board President Thomas Lyssy said a number of children don’t have adequate food on the weekends. “They are on the free or reduced meal program at school Monday through Friday,” he said. “But when they are home all weekend, there may not be any food in the house.”
Volunteers from various organizations and churches pack the food bags and communicate with their adopted school.
The bags are discretely given to those in need.
The program serves all Granbury and Tolar schools.
“The school counselors and teachers know which kids need food. They help determine who will get the food bags each week,” Lyssy explained.
The weekend food bags include two breakfast items such as instant oatmeal, cereal or Pop-Tarts. Two lunch items may include canned pasta, mac and cheese or ramen noodles.
Snack items like peanut butter crackers are included, along with two fruit items.
The food cost is around $5 for each weekend bag.
Monetary support keeps the program running.
Donations can be mailed to Neighbors Feeding Neighbors, P.O. Box 866, Gran-bury, Texas 76048.