In cooperation with the West Ohio Food Bank, United Way of Hancock County will be hosting a Feed-A-Child meal packaging event. The goal is to package up to 5,000 weekend meals to be distributed to families in need in Hancock County. The event will be held at United Way, 245 Stanford Parkway, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 24. Individuals can sign up for a two-hour shift from 9 - 11 a.m. or 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration will be accepted until 25 people are registered for each time slot.
Feed-A-Child, funded through United Way of Hancock County’s Halt Hunger Initiative, is a program providing weekend meals each Friday afternoon during the school year for children in grades K-5 in the Findlay City, Cory Rawson and Van Buren schools. The meals packaged at this event will help United Way feed children through the rest of this school year in grades kindergarten to second grade. These packages will be lighter and more transportable for younger children. The weekend meals are provided to families who have identified a need for supplemental meals over the weekend. Averages of 816 students are being served in the 2017-2018 school year. The Feed-A-Child program is coordinated by the Findlay Family YMCA.
To volunteer go to http://volunteerhancockcounty.org/need/ and sign up.