ONE PERSON ASKING ANOTHER PERSON TO CARE
In March of 2011, 60 Minutes aired a segment on Childhood Hunger in Florida. A Michigan resident vacationing in Florida watched the program with her husband and cried upon hearing of the number of children right here in America that were going hungry. She searched the web for additional information and learned of the Blessings in a Backpack program. See spoke with the National office and then the Michigan office for additional information about starting a program in her home community of Waterford. That woman was Barb Laing, a retired educator.
Central United Methodist Church had been talking about an outreach to a neighboring school and Barb thought the Blessings in a Backpack program would be a way to help children right around the corner from their church with the basic need of food. Central United Methodist donated the seed money to get the program up and running. They have also volunteered many hours assisting with packing, receiving the food product and inventory.
WATERFORD BEGINS PACKING FALL OF 2011
WATERFORD SCHOOL DISTRICT
Waterford is a very large school district consisting of 18 schools and many children are eligible for this program. Because of this they are funding one school at a time.
Wednesday 4 p.m.