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You’re Fueling Our Future

Thanks to your generosity this fall, children will not only be able to eat a nutritious evening meal, five days a week but also learn healthy habits for a healthy life.

A student sits down for a nutritious meal at the Central Club Branch of the Boys and Girls Club of Wichita Falls, a partner agency of the Food Bank.

“You are feeding tomorrow’s leaders,” says Barbara Green, branch director for the Central Club branch of Boys and Girls Club of Wichita Falls.

Barbara says the Food Bank provides food for the branch’s after-school meals, and the current goal is to encourage the kids, ages 6-18, to eat healthier food.

“The program is teaching them how to take care of themselves and giving them the tools they need to survive and thrive,” Barbara says.

Kids are taught a curriculum that includes reading nutrition labels to look for healthy options and how to “listen to your body.” Barbara says some of the kids are also learning to try various food for the first time.

Your generosity also helps make sure children have nutritious meals at the Boys and Girls Club throughout the summer months. Barbara says if it weren’t for this program, many children would risk going without a nutritious meal.

We join Barbara in thanking you for helping provide children with nutritious food and giving kids the tools for successful futures!

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