Food for Friends helps K-M students fight hunger
In Minnesota, 10 percent of families struggle with hunger, according to the the Feeding America Missing Meals Gaps. This year, a program to help Kasson-Mantorville students who fall into this category is expanding.
Food for Friends serves students in the district who may have hunger insecurity. While the program began in the elementary school and preschool, it is now serving the middle school. The elementary and preschool students receive backpacks filled with food through the program. At the middle school, students will have access to a food shelf.
“The reason behind the food shelf is that kids are at a different developmental stage,” Lindsey Campbell, K-M social worker, said. “Fifth through eight graders might feel comfortable coming and getting things and putting