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Maui Family Support Services Receives $11,000 “No Kid Hungry” Grant

Maui Family Support Services, Inc. received $11,000 in grant funding to feed kids during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Beginning Jan. 15, to Dec. 15, 2021, MFSS will implement a weekend backpack food program for children who are enrolled in Early Head Start.

This program will assist families with healthy meals options for their children on weekends and holidays to ensure that they return to school ready to learn, while also helping their families make ends meet during this difficult time.

The program will provide at least 100 backpacks to children each month.

MFSS will follow the USDA Food Pyramid in implementing the program.  “With many families having lost jobs or wages in recent months, more kids than ever rely on the meals they get at school,” according to MFSS.

No Kid Hungry aims to end childhood hunger by helping to launch and improve programs that give kids the healthy food they need to thrive. No Kid Hungry is a campaign by Share Our Strength, an organization working to end hunger and poverty.

MFSS is a private, non-profit agency incorporated in 1980 to provide early childhood development services to families on Maui. The agency has provided more than 40 years of continuous service to residents of Maui County. MFSS’ mission is to promote healthy family functioning by providing supportive services that build on family strengths utilizing our collective resources toward the prevention of child abuse and neglect.

Original source: https://mauinow.com/2021/01/30/maui-family-support-services-receives-11000-no-kid-hungry-grant/

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