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Snackpaks for Kids

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As a result of the economic turndown, more working parents are finding it difficult provide for their children.  Teachers report that many students go through the weekend with little or no food.  Locally, childhood hunger is on the rise.

The Snackpaks for Kids Program, sponsored by United Way and coordinated by Angel Action and their dedicated volunteers, provides backpacks filled with healthy food items for students.  Every weekend almost 200 children are now food secure because of the generous people in our community who are willing to “share what they can spare”.

CAN YOU HELP OUR KIDS TOO?

WE ALWAYS NEED THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:
Peanut Butter & Jelly
Tuna
Juice Boxes
Pudding Cups
Fruit Cups
Cereal
Spaghettio’s
Soup
Mac & Cheese
Boxed Dinners
Graham Crackers
Healthy Snacks
Special Treats
Oranges
Apples
Personal Care Items (toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, bath soap)
Backpacks
*Cash donations to purchase fresh food items are always appreciated.

Participating Schools
Attica Central School
Letchworth Central School
Sheldon Elementary School
Perry Central School
Warsaw Central School
Wyoming Central School

For more information please contact Ellie Riber or Pat Standish at 585-237-2600 or email eriber@wccainc.org or pstandish@wccainc.org.

Volunteers are always needed to distribute and collect food boxes to donor organizations and businesses throughout the county who have agreed to help collect healthy snacks. The time commitment is minimal but always appreciated.