(Sheridan, Wyo.) — This summer, The Food Group
serve almost 150 students with lunches for the weekend, in a similar style
to the school year program.
"During the summer, we partner with Bethesda Worship Center to provide food
for about 80 children weekly," Missi Hubert, Executive Director of The Food
Group told Sheridan Dally.
Bethesda, which took over the Joy Junction that had met at the Sheridan
YMCA, has a team that sorts, packs and delivers food to children who attend
Sunday church services.
In addition, The Food Group provides food during all of the summer school
programs in Sheridan County School District #2, very similar to the way the
non-profit operates during the school year.
"So far, we are estimating that we will serve about 60 kids in the summer
school programs. Local volunteers sort, pack, and deliver the food to the
schools to go home on the weekends," Hubert explained.
In an effort to help make summer programming possible, the Elks made a
donation of $1,400 this week to The Food Group, which will cover the cost
of meals for SCSD #2 summer school students.
"We couldn't do any of what we do, either summer or during the school year,
without local donations," Hubert says. "The members of our community who
support The Food Group financially and with their time make it possible for
us to provide weekend food for children in Sheridan County."
*Pictured left to right: Arin Waddell, Board Chair of The Food Group,
Jennifer Heermann, board member of The Food Group, Lesley Thompson,
secretary of The Food Group, Everett McGlothlin, board member of The Food
Group, Missi Hubert, executive director of The Food Group, Bill Dahlin,
exalted ruler of the Elks, and Bruce Williams, secretary of the Elks. h/t
The Food Group / Pitchengine Communities photo*