BackPack food for kids program announces plans for expansion - KTIV News 4 Sioux City IA: News, Weather and Sports

BackPack food for kids program announces plans for expansion

Posted:

More children will be fed with the help of Food Bank of Siouxland.

Emerson Elementary students will receive weekly snacks to send home with children in need.

And in addition to that, Linda Scheid, Executive Director of the Food Bank, says the group will also distribute backpacks of food through the summer months at the same schools.

Grant money helped with the expansion, but Scheid says the group is mostly excited to be helping more kids.

"These children will say things to us like 'because I took that fruit snack home, I know I won't be as hungry this weekend' or "we don't have to go somewhere else seeking food because we don't have those resources.' They know mom and dad have empty cupboards, and so this program helps support them and it's exciting to them," Linda Sheid, Executive Director of the Food Bank of Siouxland said.

The summer BackPack: Food for Kids Program begins June 5th.

Kids will get the packs at the end of the week during the 9 week summer program at the schools.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KTIV Television Inc. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Kathy Clayton at (712) 239-4100 x209. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.