Thursday, May 19, 2011

Pleasantdale Middle School students "Stamp Out Hunger"

Ten 8th grade students from Pleasantdale Middle School in Burr Ridge helped “Stamp Out Hunger” by sorting non-perishable foods for our Feed the Kids Project. This program provides a total of 750 lbs of food during the summer months to families of school-age children who qualify for free or reduced-cost lunch and breakfast programs during the school year. Recent studies show that when school is out these children often go hungry since their financially stressed families are not able to give them adequate nutrition. Only 16% of these children are able participate in a federally funded summertime food program. Our Feed the Kids Project fills that nutrition gap and enables these needy children to return to school healthy and ready to learn.

The food they sorted was gathered by the postal workers' annual “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive.

Our thanks to the Pleasantdale Middle School student volunteers and the two staff members who accompanied them for helping make summertime a lot more enjoyable for these deserving families in the Feed the Kids program.

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