For the fourth year, preparations between the school district and Darla Kahle, Campus Development Director of the DuBois Continuum of Care Community, began in September. Students who will be receiving the “Snack Bags of Joy” were selected based upon their participation in our weekend food programs.
Every school has a different name for its food pantry, but the goal is the same. To continue to nourish students when school meals are not available. Students can sign up for the free weekend food programs or they can be identified as having a need and recommended by the staff.
Recognizing how many students are in need of supplemental food assistance during the weekends, reinforces our commitment to partnering with the DuBois Continuum of Care Community to help to provide for our students over the holiday break.
The Snack Bags of Joy include a generous supply of easy-to-prepare nonperishable meals, healthy snacks, and some sweet treats. In addition, every bag contains a card with a list of donors and a very special message: “DuBois Continuum of Care Community, with the help and support of the individuals and local business listed on the back of this card, hope you will enjoy the goodies in this bag and have fun during your holiday break. And, we hope you know that you are thought of and cared about by your community. Have a very Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year.”
On behalf of the District, we are most grateful for this incredible act of heartfelt kindness.