In the 2015-2016 school year, Delshire Elementary introduced the Snack Sacks Program to provide students in need with weekend meals. Approximately 20 students were provided with over 400 meals in the course of the school year. In the 2016-2017 school year, Delshire will continue with the second year of Snack Sacks and hopes to provide more meals to more families.
Over half of Delshire students receive nutrition aid and are provided with a nutritional breakfast and lunch on school days. However, on days when school is not in session, many families struggle to provide students with the nutrition they need to thrive in and out of the classroom.
Snack Sacks provides child friendly and easily-prepared meals are provided on Fridays before students left school. On school breaks, families participating in the “Snack Sacks” program are provided with multiple food items so children do not go hungry over week-long breaks.
Research and experience show hungry children are more likely to be absent from school, lack focus and energy, and be vulnerable to illness.With your help, students at Delshire Elementary can reach their full potential with full stomachs. A monetary donation of $5 will feed a student for a weekend. A donation of $50 will feed a student over all breaks and a donation of $150 can provide a student with weekend and holiday food for an entire school year.
We are also seeking donations of food items. Donations of items such as granola bars, individually packaged snacks, crackers, shelf-stable microwave meals (such as Easy Mac, Ravioli, and Ramen Noodles), single serve cereals and shelf-stable milk will be used in weekly “Snack Sacks.”
For more information or to make a donation please contact Amanda Berling-Waits at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Delshire Elementary at 513-471-1766 to speak with Jacquie Matre.
We believe that Delshire Elementary School will be a safe, caring and positive learning environment where students are valued, encouraged, and supported to reach and exceed their fullest potential as members of the school and the Delshire community.