The North Kent Community Services, 10075 Northland Drive, is seeking food donations to help feed kids lunch this summer, as well as cash donations to help them earn a matching grant.
$5,000 matching grant
NKCS experienced a drop off in cash donations after the holiday season, and one of their donors has offered to match all donations up to $5,000, during the months of May and June.
“We are asking you, the community, to make a special donation towards this matching grant,” said Executive Director Sandy Waite. “Your donation will be matched, assisting us to make a $ 5,000 donation a $10,000 donation. During these tough economical times our families continue to struggle and we struggle to assist.” Donations should be marked as a matching grant donation.
“We hope you are able to make this a $10,000 win-win for us and the families we serve in our community,” she added.
Summer lunch bags for kids
During the summer months the center’s food pantry is depleted by all the extra requests for food. With children home during the summer months, families need three meals instead of one. During the school year many children receive both breakfast and lunch at school.
“Summer is one of our busiest times for emergency food requests,” said Waite. “This summer we are supplying extra food for 2,800 families who have school age children. We hope to lessen the burden of those summer lunches that families now have to provide. “
Waite is asking people to collect lunch items for families, to help those who are struggling right here in our own back yards and neighborhoods.
Macaroni & cheese
Peanut butter & Jelly
Individual wrapped snacks
Canned spaghetti-o’s, spaghetti, soups
Bring donations to the center, or call 866-3478 for more info.