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Food for the Summer helps low-income families keep children fedinterested in that option



Minot, North Dakota – The majority of the year, school lunches help keep kids fed, making summer more difficult, especially for low-income families.

One bag at a time, a non-profit in Minot is beginning to help keep kids fed.

In order to address the continuous issue of hunger that some North Dakota children suffer, Sharon Tedder established the Food for Summer Program earlier this year.

Every Saturday from May 27 to August 12 at Maysa Arena, 25 bags of groceries are given out to locals.

One loaf of bread, one jar of jam, one jar of peanut butter, three packs of ramen noodles, apples, and oranges are all included in the bags.

“They are having to concentrate on their hunger, which prevents them from being able to learn and grow. And if they aren’t eating the right stuff, they can’t learn and grow, added Tedder.

Between May 27 and August 12, the public may leave food contributions at the Maysa Arena on Saturdays. You can reach Tedder on her Facebook page to make a monetary gift.

The “Food for the Summer Program” has a GoFundMe and Venmo page, and users can also deposit cash or cheques at any Gate City Bank facility.

The food items can also be purchased online and scheduled for curbside pickup. If contributors are interested in that choice, they can DM Tedder on Facebook.