Dear Parents and Caregivers of Hardin Northern Elementary School Students,

What an exciting time to be part of the Hardin Northern Elementary School system! Saint John Lutheran Church of Dola and Hardin Northern FCCLA members are working together to offer students in grades K – 6 that qualify for the Federal free lunch program the opportunity to participate in our Food for Kids Backpack Program.

This program will send meals home for your elementary student(s) each Friday for the duration of the school year. The goal of the program is to give a child food over the weekend, increase attendance on Fridays, raise test scores and live an even healthier lifestyle. We plan to begin distribution in early October.

This program is designed for families with genuine needs and is completely optional. If you would benefit from this program, please return the bottom portion of this sheet to Teressa Combs in the office and we will add your name to the distribution list. You may discontinue this program at any time by contacting Teressa Combs. We will do our best to fill all needs, but to the limitations on bulk purchases from suppliers during the COVID-19 pandemic we cannot guarantee that we can.

The school will discreetly put the donated food in each of your child’s(ren’s) backpack(s) on Fridays during their lunchtime/recess (when students are out of the room).

Download Food 4 Kids Backpack Program Form