Next Monthly Committee Meeting 6:00 pm, Thursday, September 4th at Christ the King Church, Hutchinson
Here are some GREAT ways to support the Backpack Program in September...
Monday, September 1st from 5PM to 8PM
HungerFree will be having a fundraiser selling brats at the CashWise Brat Stand.
Stop by, enjoy a brat and help support our Backpack Program.
We also need more volunteers for many of the shifts.
Click here to see the schedule and opportunities that are still available.
For every person that follows Citizens Bank and Trust on Facebook before September 30th, they will be donating $2 to help support the Backpack Program.
Hutchinson DQ Location -
click here for store information
Dairy Queen of Hutchinson will donate 10% of sales to HungerFree McLeod!
How about celebrating the end of summer with a DQ treat!
September 18th - 20th
THE ENTIRE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER!
Check our new Kid's Page for additional activities, recipes and nutritional information for parents and children
Kid's Page website spotlight for September...
Hunger Free McLeod is a group of volunteers that are working to help hungry people in Minnesota’s McLeod County. Even though there are government programs that provide food assistance to people in need of assistance, and there are other sources of assistance, there are still hungry people.
There are people who qualify for and are using the available programs but are not getting enough assistance to meet their food needs.
There are others who do not qualify for government assistance who are having trouble finding a way to afford to buy the food they need. These include:
· Children who are not getting enough food to eat when they are not in school.
· Families in which the bread winners are experiencing a loss of income due to job loss, reduced hours, reduced benefits, etc. In
these families it has become difficult to make house payments, to pay other bills, and to still be able to buy groceries.
· Elderly people on fixed incomes that are having trouble finding a way to buy food and to also pay their other bills.
These “missing meals gaps” are what Hunger Free McLeod strives to fill.
The Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP), an organization of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, was established in 1994 to improve the nutrition and well-being of Americans. Toward this goal, the Center focuses its efforts on two primary objectives:
1.Advance and promote dietary guidance for all Americans, and
2.Conduct applied research and analyses in nutrition and consumer economics.