Caring About Nutrition (CAN)

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$800 donation to CAN

Ray-Pec Sunrise Optimist Club President Reginald Townsend presents a check for $800 to Jodie Huston, Executive Director of the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation. The money is earmarked for the Foundation's Caring About Nutrition (CAN) program. The presentation came at the club's March 9 meeting, at which Huston was the guest speaker. She updated club members about all of the Foundation's programs.
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About the program

Caring About Nutrition serves K-5 students with bags of food on Fridays for weekend meals they might otherwise miss. CAN sends home food for two breakfasts, two lunches and two snacks. CAN also has small food pantries at the middle schools and high school for students to access when needed. 

You can help!

The program operates on donations of food, money and time from volunteers. To learn more, go here: http://caringaboutnutrition.weebly.com/. You can donate at our participating K-5 schools or the Raymore Chamber Commerce office.  You can also volunteer!
More about CAN
The Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation, with the cooperation of several local business leaders, operates the Caring About Nutrition (CAN) program, an approved 501(c)3 organization. CAN is designed to assist students with nutritional needs while they are away from school over weekends. Qualifying students receive a weekly child-friendly food package. 

For more information, contact Jodie Huston, Foundation Executive Director, at the Ray-Pec Administrative Services Center at 816-892-1368 or jodie.huston@raypec.org. The CAN program also has a Facebook page.