By Pastor Darryl Miller
Four years ago, Robin DeLine saw something that she knew wasn’t right. Some of the children at Beach Elementary school were not getting supper. When they left the school, they would not eat another meal until the next day. So she started the Beach Picnic Basket program. Now Robin and a couple of volunteers make and distribute 100 meals a day to students from pre-school to high school seniors. The program is run solely on donations, and more requests are expected as the school year continues.
“We are always in need of volunteers to help make sandwiches and pack the meals,” said Wendy Conely, a volunteer who has been with the program since it’s beginning. Their motto is: “No child in Cedar Springs Public School will go to bed hungry.”
Would you be willing to help? You can contact Robin at the school at 696-0350. Items needed are: peanut butter, jam, fruitcups or puddings, individually wrapped items (granola bars, fruit snack, cookies, etc.), any fresh fruit, bread, Ziplock sandwich and brown lunch bags, and juice pouches. Monetary donations are also welcome, because they are also fortunate enough to be able to purchase items at a reduced price from Feeding America and the North Kent Community Services.