Fundraising continues to fund food programs in Vilas County
CASHFORKIDS is short if its goal; will accept donations through Sept. 7
A collaborative fundraising effort to raise money to feed children in the Eagle River area is nearing its end, and organizers say they are still seeking donations.
“The final days of the CASHFORKIDS fundraiser are at hand,” said Keith Kentala, advisor to Feed Our Rural Kids (FORK) board and CASHFORKIDS chair. “We are fundraising for eight local programs committed to providing nutritional support to children from food insecure homes are counting on you stepping up to contribute.”
All Eagle River financial institutions are working with FORK to support the Vilas Food Pantry, the Locker, FORK Cares, Meals NOW, the Room, the Weekend Backpack Program, Jump Start and the Emergency Formula Support Program.
The goal is to fund the equivalent of 8,000 meals for children within the Northland Pines School District. All funds raised will be shared equally between the organizations who coordinate the community’s support efforts on behalf of the children.
“The CASHFORKIDS program to raise funds ends Sept. 7. Currently we are short of our goal for providing the equivalent of 8,000 meals,” FORK president Perry Pokrandt said. “So it is important for all who can, to stop into the Nicolet National Bank, Incredible Bank, Associated Bank, Ripco Credit Union, Great North Bank, BMO Harris Bank, People State Bank or mBank and make a donation by check or cash.”
To donate via debit or credit card go to FeedOurRuralkids.org/cashforkids.
Kentala thanked the donors and the financial institutions that stepped up to help make the program possible, adding, “We are confident that with all this support, we are making a difference in the lives of local children.”