-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."