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FORK Cares marks its first deliveries

June 05, 2020

FORK Cares, a summertime nutritional support program created by Feed Our Rural Kids Inc (FORK), began its deliveries this week.

“Over the last few days, the FORK Cares program has made its first deliveries of its summer supplemental nutrition packages, FORK Cares,” FORK president Perry Pokrandt said. “We are both excited and grateful that the community has provided FORK the support required to make this program a reality.”

The program’s goal is to provide supplemental nutrition to school-aged children from food insecure homes within the Northland Pines School District during their summer vacation. 

“Up to 12,600 meals will be delivered over the summer of 2020,” FORK Cares chairman Rich Miech said. “Year one is now officially underway, and we are grateful to the community wide support that was needed to make this program a reality during the COVID-19 environment.” 

Different from the original plan, the FORK Cares support packages will be delivered in June through the Northland Pines Food Delivery efforts rather than through FORK specific volunteers, Pokrandt said. Delivery for July and August is still up in the air.

According to Miech, the level of support is more than double the initial goal for the program. 

“Due to the success of the fundraising during the Bret and Frisk and Friends program, we are able to ramp up our support to a meal a day during these vacation periods,” he said.

Feed Our Rural Kids Inc. is a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization. Donations to support Feed Our Rural Kids ongoing programs can be made on online at FeedOurRuralKids.org.

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