(St. Robert)–Colton’s Steakhouse and Grill in St. Robert is partnering with Snack in a Pack and declaring its 4th Annual Food Fight to encourage businesses and organizations to collect food for Snack in a Pack during November. The purpose of this event is to raise program awareness, get a little friendly competition going in the community, and collect food items to help students who suffer from food insecurity. Hunger impacts academic performance and a student’s ability to concentrate in the classroom. The winner will be determined by the total weight of the items collected. Colton’s will award the winning organization with a catered holiday party. All food items collected will benefit students enrolled in the Snack in a Pack program.
Snack in a Pack is an AmeriCorps program that provides supplemental food packs to more than 300 students in the Waynesville R-VI School District who might otherwise go hungry over the weekend. It costs approximately $5.00 to feed one student for one weekend. The program relies on the generosity of its partners, donors, and the multitude of community volunteers to continue its mission to feed hungry children and improve educational success. For more information on Snack in a Pack or participating in the 4th Annual Food Fight, please contact the Waynesville AmeriCorps VISTA office at (573) 842-2254 or send an email to [email protected].