Moms4Kids is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that promotes service and education toward the well-being of children and family, with a promise to create a strong presence in our community in order to see our future generations thrive.
MatchDay Fundraising Project
Name of Project/Initiative: Summer Backpack Food Program
Fundraising Goal: $6,000
Project Description: Moms4Kids started the Summer Backpack Food program after donating to USD 211's weekend backpack program and realizing there was a gap during the summer months. "It occurred to us that if these students needed assistance over the weekend - how were they eating throughout the summer?" said Natalie Linner.
The program receives a list from the school district with the names of kids who received a backpack through the weekend program. They keep the names and families fully confidential and arrange pickup/delivery every two weeks for the 12 weeks of summer. The program provides a variety of meals, snacks, and household staples to ensure kids in the USD 211 School District have food. They also include kid-friendly recipes to go along with that round of groceries. "Our goal is to be able to expand to the USD 212 District," said Linner.
In the summer of 2021, we provided 30 children with balanced nutrition at an approximate cost of $5,460. Moms4Kids anticipates the cost of the program to be upwards of $6,000 for the summer of 2022. Moms4Kids will use all funds raised to fund the 2023 Summer Backpack Program. With an eye on inflation rates, we anticipate needing $6,000-$6,500 to fund the program next summer.
How the project will benefit Norton County
"The summer backpack program benefits Norton County's less fortunate families. It ensures that the children who need our assistance have food to eat, and it helps alleviate financial burden for the caregivers."
One mother whose children are in the program wrote: "Thank you for all that you do. There were times I had no idea what to feed the kids and then you angels showed up to help."
Moms4Kids is proud to not only make a difference in a child’s life, but make a difference in Norton County as well. Our youth are our future, and there is no better contribution to Norton County than investing in our future.
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