Posted Date: 09/15/2021
Snack Pak 4 Kids Canyon is a program operated by the nonprofit organization, Canyon Hope Ministries. Snack Pak 4 Kids Canyon provides snack paks each weekend of the school year to elementary & Intermediate school students. The snack paks consist of juice boxes, poptarts, cereal, peanut butter crackers, pretzels, animal crackers, fruit bars & peanut butter.
Snack pak bags are packed by volunteers, delivered to the school and discreetly placed in the children’s backpacks to be sent home each Friday. Many of these kids would not eat from lunch at school on Friday till breakfast at school on Monday, without the generous donations and support from our community! Last year Snack Pak 4 Kids Canyon delivered 15,000 snack paks to Canyon elementary schools. This year over 20,000 will be given to children in need throughout the Canyon Independent School District.
Many are surprised to learn that over 37% of the children in our school district are on free & reduced lunches. With changes in the economy this year, our students in need grew tremendously. In January we were feeding 340 students—by May our numbers were very close to 500 children in need.
We are currently blessed to serve 8 elementary schools in our district, as well as Canyon Intermediate and Midway Alternative schools. Our goal is to expand this program to Pinnacle Intermediate and Greenways Intermediate as well as Westover Jr. High and Canyon Jr. High Schools–within this next year.
Each year, Snack Pak 4 Kids Canyon continues to advance its mission of ending week-end hunger. For as little as $14/month, you can make a difference in the life of a child in Canyon, Texas. For more information about Snack Pak 4 Kids Canyon, food drives & donations, or to volunteer, please call Cindy Sheets @ 806-433-9957 or view our website at www.snackpak4kidscanyon.org
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Published on Thursday, May 10th, 2018