For the second year now the Highland County Community Action Organization has participated in a summer feeding program for school age children. The Greenfield program is held at the McClain Cafetorium Monday through Friday from 11:30 am till 12:30 pm and provides a free lunch for all children regardless of need.
Last summer about 100 Greenfield children took part and this year has witnessed a significant increase. The first day of the program was June 9th with 40 children. The number rose to 70 on the second day and 132 on day three.
In addition to the meal program HCCAO has also, for the second year, received a grant from the state to distribute fresh fruits and vegetables to the children that can be taken home to their families.
This morning, June 11, 2014, a large truck arrived at the Fifth St. colonnades and offloaded palates of watermelon, bananas, pears, oranges, and peanut butter. Volunteers broke the palates down into individual shopping bags and what the children didn’t take was donated to the Greenfield Area Christian Center’s food bank for distribution on Fridays between 2-4 pm.
This distribution effort depends on volunteer labor and if you have a few hours on Wednesday mornings during the summer please consider helping out sometime between 9:30 am and 1:00 pm. Just come to the colonnades and lend a hand.