Organizations Fighting Hunger
Spencer Feed Our Children Initiative
Feed Our Children is a meal program that supplies food to approximately 175 children in Spencer who are at risk of weekend hunger.
When they get nourishment, children are healthier, they have better focus and study habits and are less likely to miss class.
Each child in the program receives a bag at school every Friday with enough food for 4 meals and 2 snacks to help nourish them over the weekend. Children are identified for the program by their school guidance counselor or nurse, who also distributes a plastic bag containing the food individually to each child to ensure confidentiality.
How to Help:
The Feed Our Children initiative is entirely funded and supported by donations and volunteers from the community. Checks should have "FOC" on the memo line and can be mailed to Living Word at 905 10th Avenue, SE / Spencer, IA 51301.
Volunteers are needed to help assemble food bags on Wednesday evenings and to deliver the food to schools on Friday mornings. Opportunities are available for both individuals and groups to volunteer.
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