Local youth program receives grant

The Hillsboro United Methodist Church Youth Snack Pack Program is pleased to announce that it has received a $2,500 grant from the Kansas Health Foundation Fund and the Marga Ebel Health Fund through the Hillsboro Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Central Kansas Community Foundation. The organization will use the funds to provide daily snacks to at-risk children and youth in the Hillsboro area during the 2021-22 school year and the summer of 2022.

Beginning in the fall of 2018, the program was designed to provide daily snacks to food-insecure youth on weekdays when school is not in session (approximately 27 days), and seven days a week during the summer break. Currently 41 children are being served. A daily pack includes such items as peanut butter crackers, macaroni and cheese, cereal, beef stick, breakfast bar, fruit cup, etc. These packs are designed so that no matter their age, youth can grab a snack when needed.

This project is a joint effort between Countryside Feed LLC, Cooperative Grain and Supply, Dale’s Supermarket and Autumn Hardey, Hillsboro Elementary School counselor. Snack Pack assembly and delivery are provided by Hillsboro United Methodist Youth and Adults.

 

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