After an amazingly well-received and eye-opening launch last spring, SPARC was able to provide snacks to serve all 7 elementary schools and Prairie Phoenix Academy and cover the need to fight hunger in summer school at both locations. After meeting many times with school district employees, administrators, and social workers, we’ve learned that the need is even greater than we imagined and that our program fills a vital need in helping address a significant problem facing Sun Prairie students and schools. We’ve also learned that snacks are needed in even greater numbers at the high school and middle schools, and we are launching a fundraising campaign to do our part in making sure no child learns hungry in Sun Prairie schools!
As we look forward to continuing to address the need to fight child hunger in our community and help relieve the out-of-pocket costs this means to our teachers and social workers, we’re counting on the legendary generosity of our community to support this effort.
If you or your organization would like to donate or get more involved, please email SunPrairieAction@gmail.com. If you’d like to mail a contribution, please make your tax-deductible contribution payable to Sun Prairie Area School District, with “SnackSmart Snack Drive” in the memo line, and mail to: SnackSmart c/o Phil Frei, SPASD, 501 S. Bird St, Sun Prairie, WI 53590.
To learn more about the impacts of child hunger on education, please visit No Kid Hungry.
Thanks to all the individual community members and businesses who have been so supportive of our efforts so far. We especially thank the Sun Prairie Area School District and the Sun Prairie Education Foundation for their help in making sure our program gets off on the right foot! Special thanks, too, to Costco, Target, Sentry, Walgreen’s, Prairie Athletic Club, Findorff, SPASD Superintendent Tim Culver, and the Sun Prairie Public Library for making it possible to get this program off the ground and into our schools!