August 13th - June 30th 2020 12:00am
At The Center we are passionate about making sure that the children and the families of our community have their needs met – particularly their nutritional needs. This summer we were able to provide nearly 3400 free lunches to the children of Nappanee and Wakarusa at five different sites, Monday through Friday. This past school year our volunteers packed and delivered 55 back packs of food on Fridays for students in Nappanee, Woodview, and Wakarusa Elementary, and at NorthWood Middle School. Since the inception of the Milk Voucher program, The Center has been able to provide an average of 400 gallons of milk from Martin’s Supermarket to children and families.
All three of those programs were begun with money pledged and raised through Fund A Need at previous Come to the Table events. All three of those programs are now in need of being funded again. In addition to that we have set the ambitious goal of providing 200 back packs each week to students in the elementary, middle and high schools of Wa-Nee. We are excited to be partners with Todd and the staff at Cultivate to help make that a reality. Over 900 Wa-Nee students are on the Free or Reduced Lunch Program. Those students represent approximately 300 households in Nappanee and Wakarusa. We believe we can reach 200 of those homes. We need your help to achieve this.
Contact the Center at 574-773-2149 or [email protected] to make your pledge for Child Nutrition today.