Arcadia Lodge Uses Gratitude Grant to Feed Hungry Students
- Written by Mary Kay Burns
Arcadia Elks Lodge #1524 became aware of the increase in homeless children in their community. A recent survey identified 90 homeless children who had need for supplemental nutrition. The lodge took advantage of the Gratitude Grant to provide food gift cards to the homeless coordinator through the school district. Superintendent Cline stated, “This was a great partnership to work with the Elks to impact students in dire need.” The lodge also provided a nutrition handbook about healthy food choices. Children now have the opportunity to go with their family and procure some needed nutritional food items. The Elks hope this donation will help children to grow and have a bright future.
Arcadia Lodge members were on the school board meeting agenda to present gift cards and nutrition books for hungry students. Pictured are school board member Danny Vie; Elks Keith Keene and Nancy Higginbotham; school board members Ronnie Allen, Debby Snyder, Judy Kirkpatrick and Karen Chancey; Elks Brian and Mary Kay Burns; and Superintendent Cline.