The Elkhart Truth teamed up with Elkhart Community Schools to collect food for students in need over their spring break.
More than two-thirds of students in Elkhart schools receive reduced or free lunches thanks to federal grants. However, the program stops during school breaks and holidays.
Saturday, March 29 at the Concord Mall, the Elkhart Truth and WNDU will be filling a school bus with non-perishable and kid friendly food items, socks and underpants, to distribute to needy families throughout the district.
A typical lunch-plate costs $2.60, students eligible for reduced lunches pay $0.40, while those on the free lunch program pay nothing. All the meals are the same and include options for fruits, vegetables, proteins and carbohydrates.
For many students, the school’s meals are the most nutritious things they eat all day.
To contribute, stop by the Concord Mall between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 29.