The Shelves Are Empty…Can You Help?

These girls are asking for your help to fill Food For Kids’ empty shelves. This program provides food to elementary age kids who may not receive regular meals on evenings and weekends. Won’t you help restock the shelves?

Please consider healthy food items that a young child can prepare themselves. Whole grain, low-fat, low-sodium and low-sugar products such as small jars of peanut butter, fruit cups, canned stew, soups, cereal, instant oatmeal, canned tuna/chicken, and healthy snacks are preferred. Canned goods with pop-top lids are better than canned goods that require a can opener.  Because young kids are packing these home, avoid foods packaged in glass.  Lastly, remember to check expiration dates.  Foods past those dates lose their nutritional value or may be unsafe to eat.

Crook County On The Move and St. Charles Health System partnered to help the Food for Kids program. We hope you’ll join us in supporting this program. Food can be dropped off in Prineville, Oregon at Barnes Butte Elementary (1875 NE Ironhorse Drive) -or- Our Savior’s Lutheran Church  (695 NW Third Street).

Good nutrition is key to our good health.  If you want to join the movement to create more nutritional food options in Crook County, consider attending the upcoming FEAST event hosted by Crook County On The Move and facilitated by Oregon Food Bank.  This community conversation will identify community projects to improve access to health food.  Selected projects will be sponsored by Crook County On The Move who received a grant from Oregon Food Bank.  Register for the event at http://crook-county-feast.eventbrite.com.  Admission is free, but we need you to register as space is limited and we want to have plenty of delicious soup for you to enjoy during lunch!

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