Friday, November 20, 2015
Bright Futures expands snack pack program; more students need food
The expansion was noted in the KSN report that accompanies this post.
From that report:
After years of going off what teachers and counselors saw as a need, Joplin Bright Futures now uses a new survey from the USDA to measure food security in the home.
"We got that data back, we were absolutely amazed that the need was double what our resources were," said Melissa Winston, Bright Futures Joplin Coordinator.
Bright Future representatives found a way to cut costs to now send every kid home with food.
"Trying to figure out how to cut costs, how can we bring in extra revenues, how can we just make sure that this is going to be sustainable," said Winston.
Administration says 61% of students in the Joplin School District are considered at risk.