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By Ansley Steed/The Red River Sun—
MEMPHIS – The Memphis Community has partnered with the Snack Pak 4 Kids organization to help feed MISD’s hungry kids, and it will continue throughout the summer.
“We have many students who are food insecure, and we know kids cannot learn when they are hungry,” Austin Elementary School Principal Leigh Ann Hawthorne said.
Memphis community members have always been involved in helping serve the children who go hungry when school is not in session through local churches who volunteer to feed them. Partnering with this program will only make it easier to buy more food for a smaller cost.
This program uses every penny that is donated to feed the children of Memphis with 68 grams of protein for only $4.25 a week. With the help of the community, the food is packed and delivered to the children, who are nominated by their teachers.
“I am so thankful that our community sees this need and has joined the fight to help put an end to weekend hunger,” Hawthorne said.
Memphis ISD and community are joining together to fight against hunger so that the 78% of disadvantaged children in Memphis will be fed.