MFLCares about Food Bank of Siouxland BackPack Program: Food for Kids

Please read below to learn more about Food Bank of Siouxland . Midwest Family Lending has chosen to support this great cause in the month of July and we encourage you to as well.

One in five kids in the Siouxland area are at-risk for hunger. “BackPack programs” are a type of take-home food program for elementary school students in need. The purpose of the program is to provide a weekly backpack of shelf-stable food to get these students through the weekend when school meals are not available to provide nourishment. Our sacks contain two cereal pouches, two lunch or dinner meals, a fruit cup, fruit juice, and milk. They are handed out at the participating schools on the last day of the school week.

Our program is supported entirely by gifts, grants and donations. In order to make the magic happen, we rely on the financial support of the community. With each sack costing an average of $4.00, the program expenses are always a challenge for the Food Bank of Siouxland. Any and all monetary donations are most welcome.

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