For some local children, summer means less food. Children in Galveston County receiving free or reduced breakfast and lunch at school struggle to have their nutritional needs met during the summer. In order to help provide for these children, the League City Police Department is hosting a kick-off event for the Galveston County Food Bank’s campaign “School’s Out, Hunger’s Not” on Saturday, June 11th from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the League City Public Safety Building located at 555 West Walker Street, League City, Texas.
This is a family-friendly festival, including a bounce house, food, DJ, K9 and Fire demonstrations, with police and fire equipment on display. Citizens of League City are invited to be a part of the solution to hunger in our community by bringing donations of kid-friendly non-perishbable items to the event. These items include: pop-top canned items, breakfast and granola bars, individual serving snacks, fruit cups and squeezers, juice boxes, shelf-stable milk, peanut butter and jelly. Representatives from the food bank will accept monetary donations for the “School’s Out, Hunger’s Not” campaign at the event.
In addition to hosting the campaign kick-off, the League City Police Department has committed to distributing meals to League City children enrolled in the Kidz Pacz program every Thursday for the duration of summer to supplement their nutrition needs. The Kidz Pacz program provides qualified children with a free bag of kid-friendly foods every week.
For every $35 donated to the campaign, 105 meals for children in need will be supplemented. For more information, visit the Galveston County Food Bank.