Sallas Mahone Elementary

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Hungry at Home

Hungry at Home

The goal of Hungry at Home program is to “bridge the gap” between school and home so children do not have to be hungry while away from school. Children in need receive a backpack filled with six healthy meals and four snacks to be enjoyed during the weekend. The backpacks are discreetly distributed so the children remain anonymous. To be involved with Hungry at Home you could donate or volunteer. If you choose to donate you could donate monetarily or specific foods. Monetary donations are crucial. Food is purchased from the food bank at a low rate. It only costs $7 to feed one child for a weekend, that’s only $250 for an entire school year. Please make checks payable to “Hungry at Home.” All money goes to purchase food and backpacks. All contributions are tax deductible. If you would rather send in food, listed below are the suggested items needed.Please ensure that any food items donated is non-perishable and do not require refrigeration or a can opener. Containers should be non-glass (preferably single serving) and easy for small hands to open without assistance. The yearly food drive held in November supports the Hungry at Home Project.If you are interested or have further inquiries please contact Jennifer Gay, Sallas Mahone Hungry at Home Representative, by phone 333-8530 or email jgay@gocats.org.

            The same children who have been targeted for Hungry at Home participation will also receive a literacy book bag sent home weekly of book collections for their family. We hope to expand this bag with homework supplies and toiletry items.  Thanks in advance for volunteering to give.