Full Tummy Project needs help feeding children

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 27, 2015

The Full Tummy Project is currently holding a sponsorship drive.

“Our current budget is right at $32,000 for the year,” said Director Katie King. “We are serving approximately 250 a week in five schools.”

The goal of the program is to administer bags of food to help local students who need extra meals outside of school hours.

The project currently serves elementary students in Andalusia, Opp, Straughn, Red Level and Pleasant Home.

Through the program, the children are identified through the school as not having what they need. Organizers pack items to be discreetly placed into the children’s backpacks while the students are out of the classroom.

“Our funds are critically low as our goal is not to have a break in service if we can help it,” King said. “God has always been faithful in providing what this project needs, whether it be financially or helping hands.”

King said that businesses or individuals who would like to be a sponsor of the program are greatly appreciated.

“We are currently applying for non-profit status, so all donations will be tax-deductible,” she said.

Additionally, donations of food are needed.

Items such as Beenie Weenies, Vienna Sausages, Chef Boyardee, ready-to-drink soup, peanut butter crackers, fruit cups, trail mix, Nutrigrain bars, individual boxes of cereal and PopTarts are needed.

For more info, email covingtonfulltummies@gmail.com or monetary donations can also be dropped off at the First Presbyterian Church or to members of the MOPS.