Food 4 Kids battles hunger
Monday, July 2, 2012
No one wants to see a child go hungry.
That’s why Cynthia Quetsch believes so many churches, local businesses and United Way of Central Missouri partners have stepped up to support the Food 4 Kids program.
“It’s a relatively simply program — a big benefit without a lot of time commitment,” Quetsch said.
First Presbyterian Church took over coordination of the program, supported by the Central Missouri Food Bank, last summer, when the five-days-a-week, summer lunch program almost ended.
“We decided as a church we wanted to do what we could,” Quetsch said. “We’re happy and excited to do it again.”
That enthusiasm is true of the many groups that have a designated week to either prepare the meals or deliver them by noon to four locations until school begins.
The menu will be based on available food, but will include a sandwich, drink, fruit or vegetable and granola bar or crackers.
And the delivery locations are East Miller Park, the playground in the 1000 block of Buena Vista Street, Elston Acres Trailer Park on Route T, and the addition of Collier Court cul-de-sac in Westview Heights.