Backpack program gets boost

Project food insecurity, providing bags of food on weekends to local students

— Daily Freeman-Journal file photo Volunteers assemble food packages at Trinity Lutheran Church for the Backpack Food Program. The program recently received a $2,500 donation from DuPont Pioneer as part of its sponsorship program. The Backpack Food Program is a collaboration between the Webster City Ministerial Association and the Webster City Schools.

Trinity Lutheran Church on behalf of the Webster City Ministerial has announced that DuPont Pioneer donated $2,500 toward the Backpack Food Program as part of the DuPont Pioneer sponsorship program.

“With this donation 500 kids will receive food.” noted Lori Hartnett of the Webster City Schools. “We send out about 6,000 bags each school year, averaging weekly about 150 bags. This gift will help us feed children and youth from kindergarten through high school.”

“We thank DuPont Pioneer for their generous gift!” Rev. Mike Kroona at Trinity stated. “We are grateful for their donation to this important program as we battle food insecurity in Webster City.”

Trinity Lutheran is part of the Webster City Ministerial Association. The Ministerial is comprised of local congregations in Webster City. This group joins resources to both celebrate the community and to address issues facing the community. Through this work the people of Ministerial churches share and show Christ’s love for all.

The Backpack Food Program is one such project. A partnership between the ministerial association and the school district the program provides food for kids and youth who face food insecurity. Food is sent home each week. These kits are packed by local volunteer groups and delivered weekly, to the schools by Hamilton High students

For more information about this program contact the Rev. Mike Kroona at Trinity Lutheran or Lori Hartnett at Webster City Public Schools.

Pioneer makes contributions to community-based organizations on behalf of the business and employees. Consideration for outreach grants is given to communities where Pioneer sales representatives, DuPont Pioneer employees and customers live and work and that support quality-of-life initiatives to create an improved, sustainable lifestyle for people worldwide.