Food2Kids re­ceives $5,000 do­na­tion from Amer­ica’s Farm­ers Grow Com­mu­ni­ties Bayer Fund

Big Spring Herald - - FRONT PAGE - By AMANDA DU­FO­RAT Man­ag­ing Ed­i­tor

Food2Kids re­cently re­ceived a do­na­tion from Amer­ica's Farm­ers Grow Com­mu­ni­ties Bayer Fund. The do­na­tion came in the form of two $2,500 checks to sup­port the ef­forts in Big Spring.

While this year's dis­tri­bu­tion and sack­ing may look dif­fer­ent, the ef­forts to feed Big Spring youth is not stop­ping. Many stu­dents are re­ceiv­ing free break­fast and lunch through the school dis­tricts. While the need is be­ing met while they are in school, Food2Kids is aim­ing to en­sure kids are able to be fed on the week­ends while they are not in school.

“Food 2 Kids Big Spring feeds hungry chil­dren who may not eat a reg­u­lar meal be­tween their school lunch on Fri­day and their break­fast at school on Mon­day morn­ing,” Pam Steel, Food2Kids Pres­i­dent, said. “Stu­dents are iden­ti­fied by teach­ers, coun­selors, and other school staff as ex­hibit­ing the signs of hunger. On Fri­day, each stu­dent that qual­i­fies for the pro­gram re­ceives a sack of ready-to-eat food items to take home which pro­vides roughly four meals.”

Ac­cord­ing to Steel, the food is pur­chased from the West Texas Food Bank in or­der to main­tain con­sis­tency and make the pro­gram most

Cour­tesy photo

From left to right Betsy Bell, Raul Mar­quez, Brad Mikeska, Le­sia Sturm, Karen Car­men, Pam Steel. Brad & Christi (not pic­tured) Mikeska and Le­sia Sturm nom­i­nated Food 2 Kids Big Spring to re­ceive a do­na­tion from Amer­ica’s Farm­ers Grow Com­mu­ni­ties Bayer Fund.

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