In 2016, Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas committed to increasing the number of sites for the Kids Summer Food Program. Statistically speaking, more sites meant being able to feed more children. However, the challenge then became more sites also required additional volunteers to help facilitate those sites.
That was a short-lived concern because, once word got out, volunteers across the entire 21 county service area stepped up, ready and willing to help out their neighbor. “In one month alone, we onboarded more than 90 new volunteers!” said Michelle Carlstedt, Director of Volunteers for Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. “It’s exciting to see communities coming together to help each other,” she added.
To those of you who distributed lunches, wiped down tables, facilitated kid’s activities, handed out flyers, and so much more–THANK YOU! You helped make the Kids Summer Food Program possible in your community.
For more information on how you can get involved in this and other programs, contact Michelle Carlstedt at: 913.433.2080 or [email protected]