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Galveston County
Police Department Hosts Food Drive for Kid-Friendly Foods
Press Release
Wednesday, May 09, 2018

More than 35,000 children in Galveston County rely on free and reduced meals during the school year. When summer arrives, families struggle to replace these meals and many children go without proper nutrition. To support these local and regional needs, the League City Police Department is hosting a food and fund drive to benefit the Children’s Nutritional Outreach programs of the Galveston County Food Bank (GCFB).
 
Kid-friendly donations, as well as monetary donations may be dropped off at the League City Police Department located at 555 West Walker Street, beginning May 14 through June 4. Examples of kid-friendly food donation items include pop-top cans, fruit cups and pouches, milk and juice boxes, peanut butter, jelly, and granola bars. In addition, new toothbrushes and toothpaste are requested. Monetary donations in the form of cash or check will be accepted in person.
 
The food and fund drive will promote the GCFB “School’s Out, Hunger’s Not” campaign and kick off the summer Kidz Pacz weekly meal distribution program hosted by League City Police Department. The Kidz Pacz distribution is achieved through partnerships with Communities in Schools-Bay Area and the GCFB and is designed to positively impact child hunger in League City. 
 
As a host of the Kidz Pacz program, League City Police Department has committed to distributing meals to League City children enrolled in the Kidz Pacz program every Wednesday for the duration of summer to supplement their nutrition needs. The Kidz Pacz program provides qualified children with a free pack of kid-friendly foods. For every $35 donated to the campaign, 105 meals for children in need will be supplemented. For more information, click on: Galveston County Food Bank 
 



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