Grant to fund daily lunch for children at Pendleton Square Apts.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 1:00 AM
With summer vacation already underway, some kids no longer have the option of a daily lunch, but Cassandra Anderson, a social worker of Pendleton Square Apartments, has decided to tackle this problem by providing the area with a summer feeding program.
While this is the third year for Anderson to do the program, it is the first year for the program to be at the apartment complex and for funding being provided by a grant.
Anderson said she applied for a grant at Wal-Mart to help fund this summer feeding program.
She was instructed to fill out an online application. Initially, she only asked for $500, but later, she was awarded $750 from the Wal-Mart in Philadelphia.
"I'm grateful for Wal-Mart in Philadelphia for their assistance and we are always looking for donations from community support to continue the project," said Anderson
The program averages around 50 to 60 kids. The program is open to kids ages 5-18 in Neshoba County.
The summer feeding program begins at 11:30 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Anderson said that she is planning to continue the program through July or until funds run out for the program.
"I appreciate my volunteers from the community for assisting me with the program," said Anderson.
For more information about the program or if you would like to donate to the program call Anderson at (601) 656-8052.
The program is also accepting volunteers for the program. If you would like to volunteer, call Anderson.