As we go through this Lenten season, we remember the things we gave up. Maybe we gave up chocolate, doughnuts, soda, cookies, or chips. But many of us may not even realize that there are children in our community that can’t afford to give up anything for Lent. In fact, 1 in 5 children in West Virginia go home hungry, and more than 50 students at Weirton Elementary have been identified as food insecure.
At Weirton Elementary, a program is just kicking off called “Feed for Success” to send those students home on weekends with food that is child friendly, shelf-stable, and easily consumed. The Interact Club at Madonna High School is looking to make a difference this Lent by donating to the backpack program. “Feed for Success” would greatly appreciate dontions/sponsorships of any amount or the following items:
- Oatmeal packets (any flavor)
- Individual macaroni and cheese cups
- Individual fruit cups or applesauce
- Ramen noodles or a cup of soup
- “Chef Boy R Dee” (or microwaveable meals with meat)
- Boxes of raisins
- Canned soup (chicken noodle, chicken with rice, beef vegetable)
- Jars of peanut butter/individual servings of peanut butter
- Cans of tuna or chicken
- Pudding cups
The collection at Madonna will take place during the week of March 23-27. Madonna students are challenged to bring in 5 items each. If you would like to make a monetary donation or become a sponsor of the program, please contact Shanna Early at the Weirton Elementary Health Center at 304-797-5299.