Here we are in mid September already and Jeffco Eats started bringing totes for weekend food to schools as soon as we got the go ahead from community liaisons at our schools
We are now serving Foothills Elementary, Emory Elementary and Lasley Elementary and Mulholm Elementary and Rose Stein in Lakewood. Our only middle school is Everitt in Wheat Ridge and we get to help Edgewater Elementary again this year. We also bring totes to refugee children at Green Mountain Elementary weekly.
The feedback from schools is heart warming. We had a mother cry that she was so happy she could have our peanut butter because she keeps it in her car with bread in case the children get really hungry.
We got much gratitude for our backpacks we provided to each student to use for their weekend food or other school needs. Thank you to those who donated so we could purchase those. Families are asking about our program now that we are in our third school season of serving some schools.
For our Fall campaign we are having a fundraiser at 240 Union Lakewood on October 18 lunch and dinner. We are also asking for donations to support our monthly needs to provide food for the 260 children each week. Thank you for your support. Volunteers are needed.
Treat yourself to a great lunch or dinner at the wonderful eatery 240 Union on October 18. Michael Coughlin, owner has agreed to give 25% of proceeds to help feed hungry children in Jeffco.
The menu is http://240union.com/dinner-menu/ and http://240union.com/lunch-menu/.
They open at 11 AM and close at 10 PM. This is our major Fall Fundraiser. We serve eight schools in Lakewood, Wheat Ridge and Edgewater during the school year. In summer our numbers increase to over 12 schools.
Reservations are recommended but not required. If you could forward this to friends we would appreciate that kindness.
Also, if you cannot make the lunch we could sure appreciate a small donation.
Appreciate our volunteers and supporters. We could not do this work without you all. Barbara B Moore 720 231 8337.