Feed Northland Kids: Scarbrough is a “Back Snack Ambassador”
Scarbrough is headquartered in Kansas City, MO in what is called the “Northland,” near the airport. We take pride in our community and do our part to participate in serving as “Back Snack Ambassadors,” for Feed Northland Kids, a partner of Harvesters. Lastnight a group of us packed 1580 bags to send home with hungry children over the weekend.
Check out our fun pictures and some facts on Feed Northland Kids.
DID YOU KNOW?
- In Clay and Platte county Missouri, there are an estimated 3,200 children who do not have consistent access to the nutritious food they need over school breaks to live healthy, active lives.
One in five children in the Northland live in a food insecure home.
- Sixty elementary schools in all nine school districts north of the river participate in this program. In many schools, 3 or 4 children within each classroom will qualify for and receive a BackSnack, each Friday before they leave school.
Feed Northland Kids is a unique organization focused on addressing weekend nutrition and hunger by providing healthy, kid-friendly foods for school-age children, living in the Northland of Kansas City, MO. We are honored by the involvement of our board members, comprised of thought leaders and industry luminaries that are helping to create awareness, raise funding and identify solutions to address this need
Each BackSnack contains four pounds of high protein, kid-friendly food. All items are shelf-stable, so they do not need to be refrigerated or heated to be consumed. Most containers have a pop top lid, ensuring kids can help themselves. A typical pack includes two breakfasts, two additional meals and several snacks. Every pack contains a minimum of two boxes of milk, one fruit and one vegetable. This is designed to feed one child for a weekend.