Kids are winners after chicken dinnerThe community gathered for a chicken dinner on June 2 to raise money to help ensure that all children in Douglas County schools can get milk at school.
The community gathered for a chicken dinner on June 2 to raise money to help ensure that all children in Douglas County schools can get milk at school.
Many children fall through the cracks and are not able to have milk at school, according to the United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties.
The free and reduced lunch program doesn’t provide for milk at milk break and the cost has prevented some students from having milk.
June is dairy month and United Way’s Community Impact Coalition joined forces with local businesses to raise money and awareness to make it possible for all kids to have milk.
Garden Center, KIKV/KULO, Stoney Creek Dairy, the Douglas County Dairy Association, and Elden’s Food Fair all sponsored portions of the event.
Local United Way leaders thanked the more than 425 individuals who supported this event. Because of their contributions, more than 200 children will be able to enjoy milk break next year, they said.
For more information on how to help the local United Way, visit www.uwdp.org or call (320) 763-4840.