We strive to serve the Slate Belt as we provide the following services....
Backpack Food Program
We have partnered with Families First and the Pen Argyl School District to provide a backpack of non-perishable food items for each weekend of the 2017-2018 school year for approximately 20 students. During the school week, these students rely on the free or reduced lunch program. But the same is not true for the weekends. This service hopes to bridge that gap.
We collect hygiene items and distribute them to families and individuals who qualify. These items are needed because SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) does not permit the purchase of toilet paper, laundry detergent, toothpaste, tooth brushes, soap, deodorant, shampoo, etc. Yet the necessity of these items in a household is obvious.
We collect new and gently used seasonal attire for people facing financial challenges.
We are seeking donations of diapers and wipes to distribute to families. The SNAP program does not provide for the purchase of these items either. Even under the best conditions, cloth diapers are expensive and time-consuming. And most daycares will not use them so that is not a viable alternative for working parents.
We plan to provide some basic trade services for those who would benefit from simple repairs around the home and yard.