DWU clubs raise funds, food for local Snack Pack Program

Thursday, October 3, 2013

DWU organizations Universities Fighting World Hunger (UFWH) and Enactus participated in the Blue & White Days parade Saturday, walking the route with shopping carts, collecting donations for the Weekend Snack Pack Program. The students raised more than $200 and 200 pounds of food for the Weekend Snack Pack Program, which gives bags of easy-to-prepare meals to more than 350 local elementary students.

The Weekend Snack Pack Program was founded and is still run by DWU alumna Cindy Novachich. Novachich has been running the program out of her home since 2010 and this summer, DWU’s Enactus club worked with Novachich and the university to move the Snack Pack program to campus within Hughes Hall. Enactus is also working with Novachich on a website, marketing and organizing volunteers. The program provides one bag per qualifying child which has easy-to-prepare food for the weekend, such as ravioli or macaroni and cheese, with a snack and either a fruit or vegetable.

The mission statement is “To put into the hands of children, easy to prepare snacks for the weekend when parents are working or there is no food in their homes.”

If interested in donating toward the Weekend Snack Pack Program or volunteering to pack meals, please contact Novachich at weekendsnackpack@gmail.com or call 605-770-5823.

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