At least once a year, DCA Title likes to get together as a team and give back to our communities. This year we worked with the United Way of Hastings and their Food 4 Kids program. The program started back in 2015 when they noticed on Friday’s students didn’t want to go home and when researching more it was discovered that the children knew there wouldn’t be enough food for them at home over the weekend. The United Way did a pilot program of providing food for 40 children which has grown and they now distribute close to 200 every weekend.
DCA Title did a food and money collection to help support this wonderful cause. Then we packaged over 200 kid-friendly food bags. Each bag consisted of two breakfast items, two lunch, two dinner, and an inspirational message. We had so much fun at the packaging event that we hope to do it again soon.
If you would like to help any in any way, visit https://www.unitedwayofhastings.org/food4kids.html or reach out to your local United Way Organization. $5 = 1 weekend meal and food they are always in need of include:
- Cans of ravioli, spaghettios, chili
- Individual servings of cereal, cereal bars, oatmeal packs
- Juice boxes / hot chocolate
- Canned meat, beef sticks
- Ramen noodles, soup, individual mac and cheese cups/packs
- Individual peanut butter cups and other “kid friendly” foods.