Thanks to the generosity of our community, SPARC’s SnackSmart program helps deliver much-needed healthy snacks to Sun Prairie schools to make sure that no student learns hungry in our community. Established in 2013 after careful research and consultation with principals, social workers, educators and administrators, the program now helps provide snacks at all seven Sun Prairie elementary schools and Prairie Phoenix Academy.
SPARC has been advocating for district-level policies that support hungry kids and recognize the impacts of hunger on teaching & learning, but that is a slow and careful process and in the interim we’re still raising funds – and currently can’t afford to get much-needed snacks into the middle schools or high school.
If you or your organization would like to make a tax-deductible donation to the SnackSmart program, you can donate to the SPARC Local Action Fund 501(c)3, CLICK HERE TO DONATE: Donations can also be mailed to SPARC Local Action Fund, 6325 Devonshire Lane, Sun Prairie, WI 53590. Donations received by mail are not subject to fees, so if you intend to make a larger donation, this ensures every dollar goes directly to the community. Please email SunPrairieAction@gmail.com with any questions.
Healthy snack donations can also be dropped off at our local collection location, the Sun Prairie Public Library, 1350 Linnerud. Healthy snack ideas include individually-packaged, high-protein, low-sugar and nut-free, non-perishable items such as
- nut-free granola or fruit bars (NutriGrain bars are most requested by schools)
- fruit cups in 100% juice
- unsweetened applesauce
- dried fruit
- whole grain low-sodium crackers or chips (like whole grain Goldfish)
- rice cakes
- whole grain finger-food cereals (like regular Cheerios)
- graham cracker products (teddy grahams, giant goldfish, bug bites, etc)
Click here for more information on the program and how you can get involved.
The SPARC Local Action Fund is the charitable arm of the Sun Prairie Action Resource Coalition, and is a registered 501(c)3 public charity. The SPARC Local Action Fund allows us to further our efforts to raise money to help support our community through programs like SnackSmart. The SPARC Local Action Fund has its own board of directors and bi-laws and operates independently of the Sun Prairie Action Resource Coalition, which is a non-partisan civic organization.