Kiwanis Club Packs Blessing Bags for Students in Need


ZANESVILLE, Ohio – Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and one area
organization is partnering with a local school to provide middle
school students in need with a little something extra to be thankful
for. The Kiwanis Club of Downtown Zanesville packed 30 blessing bags
to distribute to students at Zanesville Middle School. Matt Harper,
Kiwanis Club President, says it will be a monthly project for

“We’re going to
be packing the bags once a month for those 30 kids at the Zanesville
Middle School that way they have some food to eat over the weekend.
This is an ongoing program. We’re hoping to get the Key Clubs
involved at local high schools so we can actually provide maybe the
full month of food that Zanesville Middle School is sending out in
the blessing bags.”

Kiwanis members
purchase and donate the products that are packed in the blessing
bags—which provide students with enough food for all meals
throughout the weekend.

“We go out and buy
the products to donate them. So, there’s some breakfast food, some
lunch food, and some dinner meals as well and we’ll send two or
three days worth of food home with a blessing bag so that if it is a
three day weekend they get to eat on the three day weekend as well.”

The Kiwanis Club of
Downtown Zanesville packs blessing bags on the last Wednesday of each
month at the Immanuel Church of Christ at noon. Blessing bags are
packed for students in need each week by the school district and
partner organizations.

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