The East County HELP program has been nice enough to arrange for a special food collection benefiting the backpack programs in Newport and Toledo. Backpack programs have been springing up all across the country because studies have proven how beneficial they are. Sending nutritious food home for students who live in food insecure households means that children are able to return on Monday ready to focus and make the most of the educational environment. This is a great way to help children, teachers, and schools in general. As you can see from the graph below, the childrens’ snack pack supplies are currently low on cereal bars, tuna and boxed juices. But feel free, of course, to donate to any category of food you see there.
Collections are taking place at the Newport Walmart on Sunday, January 21, and Monday, January 22, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Buy an extra can of tuna, box of oatmeal, or any other nutritious and easy to prepare item and drop it on the container by the front door. It’s a great investment in the future of children who might otherwise go hungry. Thank you so much.
Newport Food Pantry
& Operation Snackpacks
227 NE 12th Street, Newport, OR 97365