2015-2016 Statistics 130 children (grades K-12) were sent home each Friday with a bag of healthy food (total is 13% increase in children served over last school year).
5,200 bags packed by OCS High School special needs students during 2015-2016 school year at the J. Phil Campbell, Cooperative Extension Building.
Dedicated groups of volunteers kept the program on track every week by delivering the bags to all 10 schools.
OCS teachers and staff supported the program with monthly deductions from their paychecks.
High Shoals Elementary and Colham Ferry Elementary Schools’ Empty Bowl dinner raised money to help support the program.
Thrifty shopping at multiple food stores combined with food donations kept cost of bags low.