United Way believes communities become stronger through connections. We connect people to local resources, and connect resources to each other. We also provide direct services to individuals in Brown County by leveraging volunteers to provide those services at below market cost.
One of those programs is Project Lunchbox, a weekend food program for kids in PreK - 8th grades who's family qualifies for the free or reduced lunch program in the New Ulm School District. Volunteers pack and deliver food to schools every week. The food packages are placed in a child's backpack on Friday to be taken home. Food packages include two meals and two snacks to get each child through the weekend. Why do we need this program? Hunger can have a huge impact on young children, causing anxiety, poor behavior and impairment to a child's ability to learn.
We know food costs are rising, and it's affecting our Project Lunchbox program. So far this school year, our food costs have almost doubled over last year's costs. Some of the increased cost is due to unavailability of food from our normal supplier, meaning we have to buy food at market cost.
Your help is needed! We have 129 children who rely on this food program.
Will you help us continue to provide food to these kids?
Click on the donate button today and give to United Way. Your help is needed and appreciated.