Over the past month, Hubbard County employees have donated their time to volunteer for the Park Rapids Food Angels program.
Different community organizations meet every other Thursday at Riverside United Methodist Church to volunteer to pack bags of food. These Hubbard County employees provided assistance in December.Contribution / Hubbard County
This program provides nutritious meals to Park Rapids students for the weekends. It began operating in the fall of 2014, serving any kindergarten to grade three student whose parents have enrolled in the program. Starting in the fall of 2015, the program expanded to include the fourth year.
The Park Rapids Food Angels program began as a “future” project of Blandin’s community leadership program, said Gina Teems, Hubbard County human resources coordinator. Members of the project that founded Food Angels saw a need within the community for students in Park Rapids Areas schools who may not have adequate meals on weekends during the school year.
Starting with a $ 5,000 grant from Blandin Corporation, the committee was able to purchase food to start the program.
Relying entirely on donations from community organizations and members, Food Angels is in its eighth grade and providing meals for children.
Using donated funds, food is purchased from the North Country Food Bank in Crookston and delivered to the church.
Different community organizations meet every other Thursday at Riverside United Methodist Church and prepare bags of food.
Once the bags are full, they are brought to Century School, where on Fridays, they are discreetly placed in the personal backpacks of students enrolled in the program.
If you would like to donate to the program, send funds to CHI St. Joseph Hospital, c / o Food Angels or contact Brian Behrens at Prudential Financial Services 218-237-0110.
To volunteer to pack your bags or register for the program, contact Century School’s Nicole Brandt at 218-237-6200.