Giving an Ear to Hungry Kids

Eleven dollars a month. For what many people may spend on one meal, Amarillo-based hunger relief organization Snack Pak 4 Kids can feed a child for a month. The mission of Snack Pak 4 Kids is to end weekend hunger for children living in the Texas Panhandle and they are tackling this goals with the help of some Texas corn farmers.
In addition to their much-loved weekend backpack program, the Amarillo branch of SP4K recently went a little further in their quest to feed hungry children. Early in the morning on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, volunteers gathered in Wildorado at the farms of David Cleavinger and his wife, Jackie, as well as Bill Gruhlkey and his wife, Timma, who generously gifted in-the-field sweet corn to the organization. Volunteers worked from 8-11 a.m. harvesting the corn for families in need.
Finding healthy and fresh food for SP4K can be challenging and these farmers are helping to meet those challenges by contributing their time and resources to help kids in need. Cleavinger said the 2 acres would yield about 40,000 ears of corn. With 10 ears per bag, that’s enough bags for 4,000 families!
If you’re looking for a way to give back to your community like these farmers did, SP4K might be just the way to do it! Visit www.snackpak4kids.org for more information on how you can help children in need.

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