"Fill the Bus" Event

Aug 11, 2018 9:00am - 2:00pm

-Fill the bus to fill their tummies!

-Join us at Hansen's IGA in Sparta to donate food for the Sparta Schools Backpack Food Program

-Goal: Gather enough food for 75 families to make 3 meals

-What kinds of food should you donate? Protein Foods: Canned tuna, canned chicken, canned beans, nuts, peanut butter Whole-grain: Pasta, cereal, and oatmeal Soups: With protein and vegetables Fruit: Canned, cupped, dried, or sauced (applesauce) Vegetables: Colorful and canned  Other Options: pancake mix (water-based), syrup, boxed meals (tuna helper, macaroni and cheese)

-Special thanks to Lamers Bus Lines for donating the bus and their time for this event!

-The Sparta Schools Backpack Food Program is a community/volunteer run program that sends backpacks filled with donated food home with students of the Sparta School District to help fight hunger

-The schools involved are Cataract Elementary School, Lakeview Montessori, Lawrence Lawson Elementary, Southside Elementary School, and Maplewood Elementary

-If you'd prefer, monetary donations are also appreciated

Monroe County Nutrition Coalition; "A Healthier Monroe County, one bite at a time."

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