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.
“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.”
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. Students are given a bag of food each Friday to take home for the weekend. Community support is needed to keep this program running.
Your donation to the United Way Weekend Food for Kids program will be used entirely to feed the children. There are no administrative costs.
This year, donations to the United Way Mobile Food Pantry program will be used for the Weekend Food For Kids program. Checks made to the Mobile Food Pantry can be mailed to P.O. Box 1611, Granbury Texas 76049. Call 817-579-5100 with questions.
Names of donors will be listed in the paper each week, or you may give anonymously. The fund drive will run through the end of the year.
DONATIONS LAST WEEK
Presbyterian Women, $500.
Kendall and Beverlyann Schmaltz, $25.
Julie Rowe, $50.
Kelton and Virginia Conner, $100.
Tom Peeler, $100.
Bruce Bissell, $25.
Lynne Kuehler, $100.
National Active and Retired Federal Employees, Granbury Chapter, $25.
In memory of Perry Stewart, $100.
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