Research has shown that a lack of food can affect children physically, mentally and emotionally. These children get sick more often, test lower in math and reading and can experience anxiety and depression.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 17 million children live in households struggling to put enough food on the table. This includes many families in Marshall. Of Marshall students, 36% are eligible for free or reduced price lunches through the National School Lunch Program. The state average is 14%.
The National School Lunch Program helps out during the week, but what about when students go home for the weekend?
During the first year of Food4Kids, our goal is to send home a bag of nutritious snacks with kindergartners.
Sponsor a child
Please consider sponsoring one or more children
$4 provides one child with food for one weekend.
$16 provides one child with food each weekend for an entire month.
$152 provides one child with food each weekend for the entire school year.
Contact any of the sponsoring churches for donation information or donate online.
Albright United Methodist: 507-532-4064 Living Word Lutheran: 507-337-9673 Wesley United Methodist: 507-532-4010 Chad Bergjord: 605-690-4344
The Donate link below will redirect you to Living Word Lutheran Church's PayPal page to complete the transaction.