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Monday, May 9, 2011

Feed the Kids for Summer - Common Ground Network

The following is a special post for our community about the Feed the Kids for Summer program from the Common Ground Network:
Created and administered by the staff and volunteers of the Common Ground Network, Feed the Kids for Summer is a program which assists struggling Mansfield ISD area families to meet their grocery needs during the summer break from school.

Families who depend on the government-sponsored school meal programs to help provide their children with nutritious food are left with a large void to fill during the summer months. Common Ground interviews hundreds of families to determine the most urgent needs and then goes into action to make sure that supplemental groceries can be provided to them for the duration of the summer.

Feed the Kids for Summer is designed to help supplement lunch and breakfast food for children in the Mansfield ISD. The food is kid friendly and does not require a stove or oven to prepare.

Last year the program provided over 5,000 bags of groceries at a cost of over $25,000.00. As you can well imagine, the need this year will be even greater.

Additional information can be found on the Common Ground Network website. Also, if you know of a family who could benefit from this program, please download the Feed the Kids for Summer Distribution Flyer (pdf) and share with them.
Feed the Kids for Summer Stats:
2010 Program
Bags of groceries: 5,000+
Cost of program: $25,000+

Estimated Needs for 2011
Bags of Groceries: 6,000
Cost of Program: $27,500+
Mansfield ISD is a partner with the Common Ground Network.