Helping hungry children
CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Some hungry kids are easy to spot, especially on Mondays.
After a weekend at home, where food may be scarce, some students in the Bradley County school system can't even make it back to the table before they dig in.
"Our cafeteria manager notices such things," Black Fox Elementary School Principal Kim Fisher said. "She sees them eating in the cafeteria line on Mondays because they are so hungry."
Those are the kids The Caring Place tries to reach with its Sack Packs -- two kid-friendly meals, easy to prepare, nutritious, that children will gladly eat. The bags are distributed discreetly to 200 kids at three elementary schools, including Waterville and Valley View, on Fridays, giving them something to eat over the weekend.
"Just think about that. We have hungry kids, right here," Ron Waugh said Tuesday as he and wife Fran helped sack and box the Sack Packs for next weekend. And because next week is fall break for Bradley County schools, the Waughs and volunteer Elaine Samples and Sack Pack Coordinator Gwen Evans were filling two bags for each child.
Some hungry kids are not so easy to spot, but Fisher knows they're out there.
Read More. (Chattanooga Times Free Press)