Garrettsville – The Cupboard is all about Community and its offering a new service for families still working hard to regain their feet; it’s called the Weekend Snackpack Program. It’s being made available to eligible students in the James A. Garfield Local School District on a monthly basis and provides a bag of healthy and easy-to-prepare snack foods sent home on the third Friday of each month; this would be approximately 15 healthy between-meal snacks for after school and on weekends to supplement regular meals. Food allergies will be taken into account in selection of snacks.
There is no cost to families and distribution will be handled with the utmost discretion. Participation is strictly confidential and arranged by school counselors. Names and information will not be shared with anyone else. Applications for participation in this program are available from school counselors.
This program is being made possible through the co-operation of the Nelson-Garrettsville Community Cupboard and the James A. Garfield Local School District and a $10,000 nationwide grant originating with Massachusetts Mutual Financial Group, whose local representative is Christopher Perme of the Perme Financial Group, Garrettsville. Over one hundred students are enrolled so far and there is room for more. The community cares.