Children need help with food for weekends

November 24, 2012

You can make a difference for hungry children in Hood County. Donations are sought to continue funding the Kids Weekend Food program. Organizers hope to reach a goal of $20,000 by year’s end.

Children who are eligible for the free or reduced meal program are fed at school during the week. But some of these kids may not have food over the weekend.

“For kids who do not have adequate food over the weekend, studies show it’s Tuesday before they get caught up,” said Billy Martin of the Christian Service Center.

“We would like to see this program at every Granbury elementary school,” said Hood County News Publisher Jerry Tidwell. “We have two elementary schools that are not served at this time. With additional funding and more organizations helping with the program, we can make it a reality.”

Food is taken to the schools, and children take the food home.

The Christian Service Center, sponsored by Granbury Church of Christ, is providing weekend food for about 50 participants at Baccus Elementary School and some 20 students at Granbury Middle School.

Some 30 students in need at Emma Roberson Elementary are provided weekend food through the Loaves and Fishes program at Lakeside Baptist.

The food cost ranges from $5 to $5.15 for each weekend bag. Community support is needed to keep this program running.

Your donation to the United Way Kids Weekend Food program will be used entirely to feed the children. There are no administrative costs.

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