We are well on our way. January 12 of 2017 we started the program we call, “Neighbors Feeding Neighbors”. This program that is intended to help those children whose families have a difficult time providing enough food for the month. The children that receive free or reduced meals are eligible for the program. The program for 2017-18 provided 55 children with food: this year of 2018-19, we are feeding 79 students.
Food is packaged by volunteers and sent home with children on Friday afternoon. We order the food each week and volunteers will stock our shelves on Monday for the next week. Only the person in charge of the school cafeteria know who is getting the food. The elementary school is very excited about this program.
We are so Excited!
If you are interested in donating financially, please contact Bethlehem Lutheran Church at (814) 772-1953. We hope that the next school year we will be able to feed many more children.
On March 23 at the Elks Club in Ridgway, PA, a fund raiser will be hosted here for Neighbors feeding Neighbors. They will make their favorite Taco Pizzas for only $8.00. This event will start at 4:00PM and last until 7:00PM.