Generous community takes care of kids

The generosity of the community of Granite Falls never ceases to amaze me! I am so thankful for so many people — for the local businesses that repeatedly support our local programs and for the individuals that give and give and give. In December the community came together to provide food and gifts to local families through the GFHS Annual Food Drive. Granite Falls Middle School received a portion of that giving to use toward our Weekend Food Backpack Program. This program is designed to help meet the weekend needs of families that are used to getting breakfast and lunch at school.

Recently the Youth Coalition (primarily Crossroads High School students) stood outside IGA on a cold day and collected a lot of food for our program. Thank you to all who gave; your heart has led to someone’s full belly! It is my understanding that the YC is going to make this a regular event. Thank you, Crossroads young adults, for supporting the program with your time and energy! Family Center is open on Portage, behind the McChevron, and is helping families get the support services they need. (They could use donations of diapers, blankets, coats, and shelf-food.)

Through the tireless efforts of a few, they have made a difference in the lives of many. Thank you! A community member (Linda Taylor) has given two brand new Kinect games to the middle school for use in the media-center — a part of the PE program designed to meet the needs of the kids outside the traditional PE setting. Thank you to all who continue to support the needs and activities of Granite Falls, from serving on committees to donating when you can, you have made this an incredible village to raise my children in.

Robynn Barth

Granite Falls

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