Many children in our local communities will be facing hunger this summer. Kids receiving free/reduced price meals during the school year often suffer malnutrition and do not have enough food during the summertime, seriously impacting their physical and mental health. When school gets out there is a sudden increased need for food in households already experiencing poverty, creating a hunger crisis in the summer for families in our area. The Attleboro Area Interfaith Collaborative’s Kids’ Summer Café program combats hunger by providing children with a healthy lunch when school is not in session. Free-bagged lunches are distributed three times a week at four local playgrounds in Attleboro during the summer (June 25 - August 15 - Closed July 4th) to school aged kids in need, through 18 years.
Here’s this year’s Wish List:
Ranch Dressing Granola Bars Peanut Butter/Jams/Jellies
Individual Pudding Cups(Non-refrigerated)
Assrtd individual bags of Chips, Doritos, Pretzels, Cheeze-Its, Goldfish Crackers, etc.
Fruit Cups, Applesauce cups (including no sugar added)
Individually packaged: Cookies, Rice Krispie Treats, Li’l Debbie Snacks, other desserts.
Gluten Free - Individual sizes if possible: Snacks, Desserts, Crackers and Chips (there are several gluten intolerant children in this program).
Paper Towels Napkins Plastic Spoons Wet-Ones Hand Wipes
Snack sz re-closable baggies Sandwich sz re-closable baggies
* GIFT CARDS to Stop-n-Shop, Shaw’s or Market Basket in any amount.
Gift Cards are very important to the program. Staff purchase fresh breads and wraps for sandwiches and luncheon meats (Turkey & Ham), cheese, cheese sticks, yogurt and more fresh, healthy foods with GC’s throughout the summer. Please give GIFT CARDS directly to Rev. Carole, Pam Tarallo, a Mission Committee member or bring to the church office during office hours (T & TH 8:30am - 4:00pm). Any amount is helpful.
Please Note: Donations for the Café will be accepted now – August 11th, Only.
Our Mission Committee thanks you for feeding the children in our community this summer.