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Plum City sponsors food drive for kids

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Ellsworth Wisconsin 126 S. Chestnut St. 54011

PLUM CITY--The Village of Plum City is sponsoring a food drive now through Friday, Aug. 31, for the new Weekend Backpack Program.

This is a program designed to feed children who do not have reliable access to food on non-school days. For 21 percent of children, school breakfast and lunch are the only meals they can count on.

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Although special dietary needs cannot be accommodated, attention is given to ensure the meals have nutritional value, are easy to prepare and can be carried home in a backpack provided by the program.

Suggested food items are: cereal, peanut butter, canned tuna or chicken, mac and cheese mix, rice/noodle side dishes, chicken ramen, dried fruits, granola bars, fruit cups, graham crackers and single serving items, such as soup and ravioli, easy opening containers.

This is a collaborative effort on the part of the Plum City School District, Plum City Food Pantry, Ono United Methodist Church, and United Way of Goodhue and Wabasha (Minn.) and Pierce County.

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