With the holidays quickly approaching, we thought it would be nice to reach out and help those in our community that could use a little extra support right now. For every 5 items from the list below that you bring in and donate, we’ll give you $5 off your one hour massage session.
In Medina County alone, close to 8,000 children are on the free and reduced lunch program. What happens to these children when they go home for the weekend? Weekenders for Children happens!
A grocery bag of healthy foods is prepared by volunteers to help fill the gap for those students and families by ensuring that kids show up Monday morning hungry for learning, not for food.
What would be good items to donate? Nutritious, non-perishable foods! Here’s what’s needed most:
Protein: spaghetti and meatballs, ravioli, beefaroni, stews, soups, tuna, chicken, peanut butter (1 lb. plastic jars), etc. (pop-top items and microwavable cups preferred)
Canned vegetables: corn, peas, carrots, green beans, canned beans, pasta sauce (plastic jars or canned), etc.
Grains: boxed cereal (whole grain, individual, 12 oz. or smaller), oatmeal, rice, pasta, macaroni & cheese, crackers
Fruits: canned fruit, fruit cups, dried, boxed fruit (raisins, plums, cranberries), applesauce cups, 100% juice boxes
Kid-friendly items: peanut butter (1 lb. plastic jars), squeezable jars of jelly, granola bars, popcorn, graham/animal crackers, fat-free/sugar-free pudding cups, individually packaged treats (rice krispie treats, fruit snacks, etc.)
Please don’t donate expired or high sodium/sugary items, and no glass containers. Items that are individually packaged or smaller than 18 oz work best for sending home with the kids.
Won’t you help us help others this holiday season? We will start our collections on Monday, November 7th and wrap it up on Saturday, November 26th. All items will be taken to Feeding Medina County on Monday, November 28th to be used during the Christmas break to help feed over 900 kids in the Medina County area.
We thank you, and are thankful for you and your continued support.
Help us help others to have a happier holiday this year!