Minisink Valley Kiwanis in conjunction with Minisink Valley CSD , students, faculty, staff and administration have begun collecting cans of soup and boxes of soup mix to help feed the needy families in the district. Each school and several of our student and community groups along with K-Kids, Builders Club and Key Club will take turns asking for donations of soup throughout the next several months, which Kiwanis will then distribute. We know our students eat a balanced breakfast and lunch through our school programs on Monday through Friday, while they are in school. This is the third year for the S.O.S. program which stands for Soup on Saturday, this program will help ensure that students have something to eat on the weekends. Each school and student group will use a variety of methods to elicit donations. As you join us on campus for one of our many activities, you may be asked to bring a can of soup to help support this worthy cause. This program is voluntary, but we hope that many of our families will be able to help. It is important that we continue to teach our children they too "can" make a difference in someone's life.
This project gets great support from all of the communities in the school district. Last year over 6000 cans of soup were delivered to families, community shelters, food banks and church food pantry's.