RACINE — Stopping Hunger at Home.
Home National Bank recently teamed up with Southern Elementary to collect non-perishable food items for the Stop Hunger at Home program.
Students from preschool to first grade collected items March 18-20. To wrap-up the event on March 21 the Easter Bunny visited the kids to hand out treats.
The preschool classes collected the most items with 144 items collected. The kindergarten and first grade brought in 92 items together.
Pictures with the Easter Bunny were also held at the bank on Saturday, with canned food items donated in return for the picture. A total of 65 kids came in and participated, with 179 food items collected. Candy, crafts and coloring were also offered for the children.
The 415 items collected were donated to the Meigs Cooperative Parish.
Another event held each month to benefit the Stop Hunger at Home program is “Food for Food.” The first Friday of each month lunch is served at the bank in exchange for donations of no-perishable food items or cash donations.