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Colton’s declares “Food Fight” for Snack in a Pack

Colton’s declares “Food Fight” for Snack in a Pack

 

Colton’s Steakhouse and Grill in St. Robert is partnering with Snack in a Pack and declaring its 5th Annual Food Fight to encourage businesses and organizations to collect food for Snack in a Pack from Feb. 1 - March 1. 

 

The purpose of this event is to raise program awareness, get a little friendly competition going in the community, and collect food items to help students who face food insecurity. Hunger impacts academic performance and a student’s ability to concentrate in the classroom.

 

The winner will be determined by the total weight of the items collected. Colton’s will award the winning organization with a catered party. All food items collected will benefit students enrolled in the Snack in a Pack program. Preferred items include peanut butter (no glass jars), jelly (no glass jars), canned vegetables, canned fruit, tuna and chicken (canned or pouches), individual snack items, such as pudding cups, fruit snacks, crackers, etc.

 

Snack in a Pack is an AmeriCorps program that provides supplemental food packs to more than 300 students in the Waynesville R-VI School District who might otherwise go hungry over the weekend. It costs approximately $5.00 to feed one student for one weekend. The program 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.

 

For more information on Snack in a Pack or participating in the 5th Annual Food Fight, please contact the Community Resource office at (573) 842-2250 or send an email to spack@waynesville.k12.mo.us.

 

ABOUT THE COMMUNITY RESOURCE OFFICE (CRO)

The Community Resource Office (CRO), under the direction of Courtney Long, is a grant-supported department of the Waynesville R-VI School District that manages district volunteers, AmeriCorps school tutors, Club TIGER Afterschool Program, Snack in a Pack Program, college and career readiness, service learning, and more. These programs are made possible by grants from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and Army Youth Programs in Your Neighborhood (AYPYN). For more information about the CRO Programs or how to get involved, contact (573) 842-2250 or community@waynesville.k12.mo.us.

 

Snack in a Pack "Food Fight"  flyer

Issued Jan 14, 2022