Snack in a Pack
Snack in a Pack (SIAP) provides supplemental food packs over weekends and holiday breaks for students who may otherwise go hungry while not in school. Snack in a Pack is managed by the Waynesville AmeriCorps VISTA program. 
SIAP provides weekly meals for approximately 325 students within the Waynesville R-VI School District. SIAP is a 100% donation-driven program that relies on the generosity of its partners, donors, and the multitude of community volunteers to continue its mission to feed hungry children and improve educational success.
The cost to support each student receiving a pack is approximately $200 for the school year. With the current number of student recipients, the total cost to feed all of them is approximately $65,000 each year. Snack in a Pack is always in need of donations (monetary or in-kind) and the help of volunteers interested in supporting the program. 
Schools served by the program include:
Williams Early Childhood Center
East Elementary 
Freedom Elementary
Partridge Elementary
Thayer Elementary
Wood Elementary
Waynesville Sixth Grade Center
Waynesville Middle School
Waynesville High School
Waynesville Career Center
  • How to Donate

    In-Kind Donations

    SIAP accepts non-perishable in-kind food donations to be used in each snack pack. Below is a list of items used in weekly and holiday packs. These donations can be dropped off at Pick Educational and Volunteer Facility, where Snack in a Pack is conducted, any Waynesville R-VI School District building, or look for our bright yellow boxes around the community.

    SIAP Box

    Weekend pack items:

    • Small cereal
    • Peanut butter/ cheese crackers
    • Ramen noodles or noodle cups
    • Canned or pouch chicken
    • Canned or pouch tuna
    • Instant oatmeal
    • Beans and Franks
    • Canned Ravioli
    • Chicken noodle soup
    • Fruit/ vegetable cups
    • Maccaroni and cheese cups
    • Granola bars 

    Holiday and extended break items:

    • Bagged or boxed cereal
    • Boxed Maccaroni and cheese
    • Boxed crackers
    • Canned fruit or vegetables
    • Peanut butter (plastic bottle)
    • Jelly (plastic bottle)

    SIAP accepts monetary donations in both cash and check. The cost to feed one child for the school year is $200. Donations in any form are greatly appreciated! 

    Snack in a Pack Sponsor Form

    Adopt-a-Shelf Sponsor Form

    Please make checks payable to Waynesville R-VI School District with SIAP on the memo line. Checks can be dropped off or mailed to:
    Snack in a Pack
    Community Resource Office
    12751 Pulaski Ave, Bldg. 8021
    Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473
    If you are interested in hosting a fundraiser, or setting up a Snack in a Pack donation box for your location, please email or call (573) 842-2651 for more information.