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