“Mind the Gap” Lunch Fixings Program for the Summer of 2019 seeking donations

As London subway trains approach each station, riders are warned to “Mind the gap!” The warning alerts riders to the space between the train and the subway platform, so that they won’t trip on their way off the train.

As the calendar carries us toward summer (yes, it is coming!) we must mind a different gap. For summer brings with it a period of eight weeks during which our schools’ feeding programs do not operate. These feeding programs are the main nutritional support for many of our Whitewater children. Without these programs, or a substitute program, the children go hungry.

Whitewater Unites Lives (WUL), in cooperation with The Community Space, community churches, groups and individuals, fills that feeding gap. Last year, food donations together with cash donations of $7,473 enabled WUL to distribute 1,015 meals that fed 145 children. WUL volunteers acquired the groceries, sorted them, filled bags, loaded the bags into cars, and delivered the food.

It’s time to do it again. WUL is preparing to do the volunteer work that keeps our children healthy and adequately nourished through the summer. We need your help. Please donate cash or groceries to help us fill the pantries of our people. Help us fight childhood hunger in our community.

Our fund-raising target is $7,500. Every dollar we receive will be used to feed people who need your help. Food contributions are welcome and helpful, too.*

Please send your gift to:

UCC Congregational Church

133 S. Franklin St.

Whitewater, WI 53190

In the memo please identify “Lunch Fixings”

If you have questions or would like to volunteer, please contact:

Mary Sue Reutebuch (608) 931-9844

Lauren Smith (262) 490-4326

Marjorie Stoneman (414) 861-4126 or margiestoneman@sbcglobal.net

Thank you,

Whitewater Unites Lives

Whitewater Unites Lives (WUL) Mission:  Whitewater Unites Lives (WUL) is a locally-focused civil and human rights group that works to connect the people in our community and to create opportunities for all people to learn and support each other in our common humanity.

* If you are deciding whether to contribute food or contribute money, here is something to consider. We are able to buy food at cost or at substantial discounts, so your money goes further if you contribute cash instead of buying food and giving it to our program.

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