Many children are able to get their breakfast and lunch through the Unit 2 school system at a reduced price or for free. However, when school is closed on weekends or holidays, some children may go hungry.
The district has announced a new “Weekend Backpack” program that provides children in need with bags of nutritious food they can take home and prepare easily on their own. Items that will be put in the backpacks are kid-friendly; individually packaged, or small and light enough to carry; shelf-stable; and easy to prepare, even without a stove or other equipment. Examples of items include are canned fruits and vegetables, macaroni and cheese, soup, snacks, and drinks when possible.
Tuesday, March 3 is McTeacher Night at Greenville McDonalds and from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. a portion of all sales will benefit the KRP and PBIS programs at Greenville Elementary School. PBIS is a system to reward students for positive behavior.
During McTeacher night tonight at the Greenville McDonalds, Greenville Elementary School teachers will collect non-perishable food items to benefit the new Weekend Backpack program.