Jackson County Food 4 Kids
Riverside Elementary in September 2014, Jackson County Food 4 Kids provides
weekly food packs to food insecure K-5th grade children for weekends
and holiday breaks during the school year. The food pack covers all meals for
that child over the weekend. For longer breaks, each child is given a voucher
for their local grocery store which provides a variety of items to cover all
their meals. Within the first 12 months, the program expanded to include the
four elementary schools in Jackson County: Riverside, Pleasantview, Heron
Lake-Okabena and Immanuel Lutheran.
NFP and the
Community Pride Team are especially proud of this food pack program as we know
that 15.5% of rural households are food insecure. Jackson County Food 4 Kids
helps ensure that all children are able to focus on their school work without
the worry of going hungry over the weekend and holiday breaks.
Learn more about the Jackson County Food 4 Kids program, here.