The McFarland Optimist Club is launched a new effort to support children in our community. Weekend Snack Sack is a food program that will provide a supply of nutritious food for students most in need when school breakfast and lunch are not available over the weekend.
This new initiative will target approximately 30 total students from the McFarland grades K-5 the 2015-16 school year. As funds become available the Optimists hope to add to this initial number.
Weekend Snack Sacks will be discretely sent home from school each Friday starting in December and running through the school year. The sacks will include non-perishable food items that are easy for students to prepare or ones that need no preparation including, 2 breakfast items, 2 lunch items, 2 snacks and 2 beverages. The food is provided to children free of charge .
Funding came from the community at large as well as the McFarland High School Honor Society.