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First semester Snack Pack Update

By January 12, 2018No Comments

Thank you for a fantastic first semester of Snack Packs.  This is a collaboration with school, church and community.  Here are some facts you might like to share with others!

Each Week a total of 1378 Snack Packs are shared:

875 Snack Packs are shared at Glen Oak Community Learning Center

360 Snack Packs are shared at Valeska Hinton Early Childhood Learning Center

143 Snack Packs are shared at Kellar Primary

30-35 Volunteers from churches, community and schools set-up, pack and deliver Snack Packs each week

Food has been donated each month from

Midwest Food Bank (20 % of total food shared in Snack Packs)

Individuals and St. Mary’s School of Kickapoo (5 % of total food shared in Snack Packs)

Food has been purchased to compliment and balance donated food (75%)


Financial support has been received from individuals, Community Foundation of Central Illinois, local church congregations, service organizations and Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Illinois and Wisconsin.

First Christian Church-Peoria and Memorial Christian Church-Peoria have made valuable contributions to the Snack Pack program, assisting with weekly volunteers and have been a strong source of financial contributions.


Future Plans:

We continue to welcome and encourage students to participate in Snack Packs.  Students wishing to participate can be added to the list at any time.

We have been contacted by three additional school asking for information, mentoring and collaboration.  Hopefully we will be able to network and be supportive of these schools, churches and community groups.

We want to continue to share the Snack Pack message and the many benefits.


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