We have started a program at Sunrise Elementary called "Sacks of Sunshine". We send home a special sack with food items for families in need. The families can sign up at any time and also come in on Fridays to take whatever they need. It would be wonderful to provide families with fresh produce, milk, or bread for the weekend. We also need spices, salad dressings, and recipe ideas for all our canned veggies!
This listing was last updated Feb 21, 2012
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