Several years ago, UWH became aware there were students in Hastings coming to school hungry on Monday mornings. After a pilot program verified the need for weekend meal packs, UWH launched the Food4Kids initiative. We work with a local grocery store to buy food, set up packing events, and deliver meal packs to local schools. Even during the pandemic and distance learning, UWH ensured meal packs were still delivered to students.
Over the past several years we’ve delivered an average of over 150 meal packs a week. But as the 2021 school year unfolds, we are now delivering over 250 meal bags a week to students.