Our focus feeding Northland children continues with our Community Food Kit program and local offers – see below for how YOU can help

YOUR CHANGE CAN MAKE A CHANGE!

Feed Northland Kids can use your help! We have shifted our in-school pantries to a mobile mode with three spokes of distribution. If you would care to help by donating specific food for our Community Food Kits which will benefit 1,750 identified student/families in many of our Northland districts, please review this list and help as you can.

Please be sure to follow the CDC guidelines for social distancing. As you know, a grocery store is considered an essential business and we are able to shop either on-line or in person. It is under this same category that Feed Northland Kids is able to continue with our nonprofit mission of feeding people.

If you are planning to shop and can add a few of these items to your list and drop by either one of our three church distribution partners, please do so. Please DO NOT shop in person for our benefit. We encourage everyone to stay safe and healthy.

Here are the drop off times when our volunteers will be in place to accept your donations:

Platte Woods UMC (7310 NW Prairie View Rd. KCMO 64151)
Mon 9:30 am -12:30 pm
Weds 9:30 am -12:30 pm
(follow signs for drop off area)

Pleasant Valley Baptist Church (1600 N 291 Hwy, Liberty, MO 64068)

Tues 9 am to 11 am
Weds 9 am to 11 am
Thurs 9 am to 11 am
(follow signs for drop off area)

Antioch Bible Baptist Church (800 NE 72nd St. Gladstone, MO 64118)

Tues 9 am to 11 am
Weds 4 pm to 6 pm
Thurs 9 am to 11 am
(follow signs for drop off area)

Truly, we are all in this together!

If you would care to donate online, to help fund our regular weekly BackSnack which is continuing, or to sponsor a Community Food Kit, please visit our donation link at
https://www.feednorthlandkids.org/get-involved/donate/

FOOD.BEER.HAPPY HEARTS!
ZR & 3HALVES Brewery =
Awesome Community Partners
See below how you can make a difference!
Shout out to our great friends at Zona Rosa who are helping us fund our existing program and  our new Community Food Kit program. Order often, eat often, repeat often to make a difference in your community!

Zona Rosa is committed to making a difference during this challenging time. We invite you to Buy A Meal (whether take-out, delivery or even gift card) at one of our participating restaurants and we’ll Give A Meal to families in need in the Northland by donating a percentage of sales to Feed Northland Kids efforts to provide BackSnacks and Community Food Kits during this challenging time. Stand Together KC.
Learn more here: https://www.zonarosa.com/buy-a-meal-give-a-meal/
#TakeOutTuesday #TheGreatAmericanTakeOut

We have come up with a new T-shirt, printed locally by MADE MOBB, that benefits a charity near and dear to our hearts!

One of the 3 Halves of 3HALVESBrewingCo is our community, and by banding together as a community, we can do amazing things!

Available only during brewery hours! Accepting online orders here

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CHEERS 🍻🍻🍻

Click HERE for Video on #SUPPORTLOCAL 3HALVES Brewing Co
Grateful to our good friends at CVS Health who sent us a very generous grant with these good wishes:
“We know that as a result of the disruption caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, there are many people in the communities we serve who are faced with urgent needs,” said Eileen Howard Boone, SVP of Corporate Social Responsibility & Philanthropy at CVS Health, President of CVS Health Foundation. “As part of our ongoing commitment to building healthier communities, we are pleased to be supporting Feed Northland Kids in response to this pandemic.”
Ford Motor Company has stepped up too! In addition to a fantastic grant to help with our COVID-19 mobile pantry program (community food kits), they’ve also approved us as a donation option for Ford employees and the greater community. Ford will MATCH these donations, up to $15,000. So, if you’re a “I like to see my money doubled” kind of donor, this is your opportunity!!!

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/feed-northland-kids-covid-19-response/?fbclid=IwAR1CX_qHxxIv-a4MsU-Ipt1DKmvwFxtrpE_xj67yhCOBwiIxTVH2j8RZ-3k

THOUGHTS FROM THE FRONT LINE

Lauren Hogle

April 10 at 7:59 AM ·My heart broke yesterday finding out I won’t be able to continue learning in this space with my students this year.

My heart breaks thinking about this room that is sitting silent and dark. This room is usually loud and full of smiling faces. I miss the hugs, the big smiles, the curious questions, and the light bulb moments. I even miss never sitting down and hearing my name 1,000 times a day (Who knew I’d miss that 🤷🏼‍♀️) I mean seriously, I even miss only being able to use the restroom at 11:28 and 1:45!

I always encourage my students to find the good in situations and practice positive self talk. Now is my turn to practice what I preach…

❤️I’m angry we won’t finish learning together…I’m thankful for the time we had learning and know we can continue to learn online (Thank you Zoom)!

❤️I’m angry I can’t hug my sweet students…I’m thankful for parents who will hug their kiddos a little tighter for me because I know their hearts are hurting.

❤️I’m worried about the nutritional needs and mental health of some of my students…I’m thankful Park Hill is continuing to provide nutritional services and Zoom allows me to see kiddos face to face to check in.

❤️I miss my Line Creek Team and how well we work together. We check on each other 10 times a day by “popping” in to say hi…I’m thankful for FaceTime, Zoom, and group messaging. We are checking on each other in a different spaces.

❤️I hate this whole situation…I’m thankful for our time together and I can promise you I won’t take for granted our learning environment next year

Room 215 I love you and I miss you! We got this!