The Food for Schools project began almost 10 years ago with a mission to help local children who were coming to school Monday mornings very hungry because they did not have enough food to eat over the weekend. With the support of community religious organizations, non-profit and service groups, Senator Nancy King and the local community, Food for Schools works to distribute a bag of food weekly to families in need.
Food for Schools generally provides a box of cereal, a protein source (can of tuna, black beans, hearty soup), a can of vegetables, a can of fruit and either pasta and sauce, rice or peanut butter, along with other donated pantry items. To help our neighbors each weekend. Bags are distributed through Village elementary schools with the help of administration.
As the program starts up again for the 2018-2019 school year, Food for Schools is again in need of donations and support form the community. Donations can be either gift cards to grocery stores or the canned goods mentioned above. Gift cards are used to purchase food and grocery items that have not been donated or are in short supply.
Food donations of unsweetened cereal, cans of vegetables, fruit, soup, tomato sauce, rice, beans, pasta, macaroni and cheese boxes, peanut butter (plastic jars) and pasta can be dropped off at the MVF Office, 10120 Apple Ridge Road; please no glass containers.
Alternatively, Village residents can make a tax deductible donation by sending a check made out to Covenant United Methodist Church with Food for Schools in the memo line. The church is located at 20301 Pleasant Ridge Drive.
Food for Schools is planning the first distribution during the second week of September. Thank you for your support!