Friday, April 13, 2012

International Paper Has Feed the Kids in the Bag – Or the Box

As we start winding up for our summer Feed the Kids program, we’re busy gathering all of the supplies necessary to feed 100-125 families each month in June, July, and August. One of the often overlooked but much needed things for the program is boxes. Today we received a very generous donation from International Paper: 1600 boxes!

(A stack of boxes waiting to be filled with food)

We were so happy when we learned that International Paper was making this donation. It is a wonderful way to mark the start of our relationship with them, and it will go very far in this summer’s Feed the Kids program. One of our dear volunteers, Larry Erven, picked up the boxes for us this morning.

Feed the Kids will serve 350 children this summer, giving each of their families nearly $500 worth of food each month in June, July, and August. Because many of the children in our program rely on subsidized school lunches, we know the food will help the needy families in our community be able to provide nutritious and filling meals for their children while they are not in school. International Paper’s boxes enable us to have the produce and non-perishable items sorted, boxed, and ready to go when the families come to the warehouse each month for their food. Thank you, International Paper!

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