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Healthy Snack Food Drive for Riverwest Elementary School
February 1 - March 31
KIC is partnering with Riverwest Elementary School in Milwaukee to provide healthy non-perishable snack items for their students. Through the month of February, we are collecting donations of healthy snack options to help fuel the children for a full day of learning. While the school provides breakfast and lunch, the growing children still need nutritious snacks.
Studies have shown that eating nutritious snacks between meals increases focus and concentration. According to the American Dietetic Association, children comprehend and retain information at a higher rate when their bodies are fueled consistently. Food security is a real challenge for many families across our community.
There are 3 ways that you can support our snack drive:
- Purchase items from the amazon wish list. You are welcome to ship your family’s favorite healthy non-perishable snack item too – even if it isn’t on this list.
- Drop off healthy snacks at a home in Shorewood. (There will be a bin on the front porch at 4427 N. Farwell Ave.)
- Ship healthy non-perishable snacks from another company directly to Riverwest Elementary School.
- Riverwest Elementary School – Attention Shannon Cecil, 2675 N. Fratney, Milwaukee, WI 53212
The food items collected through March 31st and will be shared with the students throughout the rest of the school year. There is no registration required for this project.
About Riverwest Elementary School:
Riverwest Elementary School is a multi-ethnic, Title I school located in the Riverwest area of Milwaukee. Riverwest, a Milwaukee Public School, serves approximately 360 students in grades K3-5th. We believe that all students can learn and value the diversity of our students’ family background, socio-economic status, race and gender. High expectations are held for all students: we achieve excellence in academics and advanced levels of performance through a curriculum that supports high standards. Our curriculum allows every pupil to learn to his/her maximum potential.
To date, limited snacks have been provided by the generous donations of teachers, other staff and community donations.