On Nov. 7, Snack Packs for Kids volunteers met at the Emmanuel United Methodist Church in White Sulphur Springs to pack snacks for students (and other children in the family) who are enrolled in the program at the White Sulphur Springs Elementary School. Teaming up with the staff and teachers at the school, Snack Packs for Kids was organized recently to reinstate a much needed snack packs program with the school.
The outreach project is one small way toward lessening hunger among children and offers a bag of nutritious, nonperishable and single-serving snack foods weekly to help replace the meals that children miss during their weekend or holiday breaks from school. The SPFK program, not government-funded, is run solely by volunteers, is non-denominational and is funded entirely through generous gifts of individuals, the local faith community, organizations and businesses.
Volunteers and donations are essential to operate Snack Packs for Kids. For more information on helping, contact Donna Sams-Council, coordinator at 304-536-3419.