This long, cold January makes me even more grateful for the warmth and generosity of our supporters and volunteers. In the past year, you stepped up to help us distribute nearly 15,000 bags of food, stock our in-school pantries with 10,000+ pounds of nutritious snacks and meals, and continue our long-standing partnership with Harvesters to provide weekend BackSnacks to students who need our support.
Feed Northland Kids has exciting plans in store for 2024! Our board is set to embark on a strategic planning initiative that will help us assess the needs of our community and continue working to fill food-security gaps for children and families. We eagerly anticipate our 2024 events including a Spring Break food drive with Dani Beyer Real Estate, Zona Rosa Spring Fest, the 6th Annual Know Norm Run and the 14th annual Bill Cross 5k Run/Walk, just to name a few.
We cannot do this work without you. Your financial gifts and food donations ensure that we can continue to fulfill our mission of feeding hungry children in Clay and Platte Counties.
Gwen O'Brien, Executive Director