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Spencer Feed Our Children Initiative

Address
905 10th Avenue, SE
Spencer
IA 51301
UNITED STATES
712-262-3016
  
Contact
Ms. Sarah Kerns
program coordinator
  
County
Clay
  
Organization Type
Community Based
Educational/School
Faith Based
 

Description:

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.

Anyone with an interest in becoming involved should learn more on their Facebook page or by contacting the organizers directly at sarahmariekerns@gmail.com or 712-262-3016.

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