Our Collinsville kids went back to school this August. After a year of remote learning they are back in the classroom with their friends and teachers. This makes distribution of the Tote Me Home bags much easier. The Ladies Auxiliary are back to filling bags for our 9 grade schools along with our Intermediate, Middle and High Schools. We began this school year with 187 bags! That is the largest number since we have started. Our kids rely on your generosity to keep this program running! Although the pandemic is ongoing we appreciate your contiued support to help feed our kids during the weekends. Thank you and stay safe.
School is out for the summer but the Tote Me Home Program continues! The Ladies Auxiliary get a break from bagging and delivering the bags to the schools. We have other friends willing to jump in and help. The food is sent from the Collinsville Food Pantry to the First United Methodist Church where they put together the bags for our partner, HHH Summer camp. HHH will hand out the Tote Me home bags to students in need during the summer break, which takes place at St. John UCC Church. Have you got all that?? It can seem complicated but this works for us. The Collinsville Community is always willing to step up and make sure no child goes hungry.
Please continue to support this program as we make sure children who rely on the free lunch program during the school year have something to eat during the summer break. Thank you!
The Tote Me Home program that is run under the Collinsville Food Pantry continues as the kids are now back to school 2 days a week under the Hybrid model (the other 2 days are remote learning). We are now over 215 bags a week! The Ladies Auxiliary from the Knights of Columbus continue to come in early on Thursday morning to fill the bags and deliver them to their respective schools. More and more families are finding it difficult to feed their children during this Pandemic. We hate to think that this is our new normal. We want the kids to know that Tote Me Home will remain in their lives so they can receive food over the weekends.
Please continue to support to Tote Me Home in the Collinsville Community. Thank you!
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