Post A – Michigan Division
02.06.19 | Ayanna Wadlington
During the Polar Vortex that hit Michigan during the last week of January, schools were closed for a whole week. For many students, a snow day is a welcome break from school and a chance to sleep in. But for many others, school closures mean hunger. A large percentage of families in the Grand Rapids (MI) Public School system depend on food assistance from the school. The students receive free breakfast and lunch on school days. With school cancelled because of severe weather, there were families who were homebound and had limited amounts of food. These families also faced a weekend without any food assistance. To try to help alleviate the problem, members of Post A of the Michigan Division partnered with a local church to provide emergency groceries to at-risk families from a neighborhood school. Twenty-five TPA reusable tote bags were filled with staples; bread, peanut butter, soup, mac and cheese, fruit, etc. The bags were then personally delivered to the student’s homes. For more information on TPA and how to join, call headquarters at 636-724-2227.