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Donations needed for weekend snack program

Non-profit preparing now for next school year

Do you know about the Weekend Snack Program?

            The Weekend Snack Program provides a variety of easy-to-deliver snacks to Pickens County students who qualify. Snack packs are delivered to each school, where students will be able to pick them up. A  few of the food items include Vienna sausages, fruit cups, Pop-Tarts, granola bars, chips, and other similar snacks. 

            According to materials distributed by the Weekend Snack Program, over 50 percent of Pickens County students qualify for free or reduced lunch rates. They also go on to cite research stating that hungry students experience great difficulty concentrating in the classroom, and that the Weekend Snack Program ensures all children have an equal opportunity to learn and receive an education.

What can you do to help?

            During the Pickens County school year, volunteers are needed to help pack and deliver snacks, and perform additional tasks to help carry out the program. Additionally donations to help purchase food items are greatly appreciated.

            Organizers of the program say they could donations now to be ready when the next school year opens in about a month.

            Checks can be payable to the Weekend Snack Program and can be mailed to P.O. Box 245 in  Tate, Ga.  30177 Include your name and address for a receipt of your donation.

            If you would like to be involved contact Diane Miller at770-861-2465.

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