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Columbia Church Provides Healthy Food for Children

Book bags got stuffed with healthy treats for students over the weekend. Book bags got stuffed with healthy treats for students over the weekend.

By: Jessie Knaak

Oct. 4, 2010 11:35am

Book bags loaded with healthy snacks are now going out to students at Davis Elementary School. The healthy treats include juice, granola, beans, and ravioli all packaged in containers that kids can use themselves and are delivered to the schools on the weekends when the kids do not have access to healthy food.

The Cayce United Methodist Church has joined with Harvest Hope Food Bank to help collect and distribute the food.

The partnership is in response to cuts in federal programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. SNAP promotes healthy eating habits to students from low-income homes.

"We're always looking for projects to help kids and to help our neighborhood, and this was a natural", said Cayce United Methodist Church mission director David Hill. "When you can do something for someone and only have just the volunteer labor involved, it's really worth while."

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