Caring About Nutrition (CAN)

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Chili comp for CAN

Lions Clubs donate to CAN

Thanks to the local Lions Clubs for donating $2,140 to the Ray-Pec Caring About Nutrition program. The funds were raised by the Bel-Ray Sunrise Lions Club & Raymore Lions Club during a Chili Cook Off Fundraiser on Feb. 22. The funds were presented to Ray-Pec Public School Foundation Executive Director Jodie Huston on March 14, 2020, at Tara’s Cafe and Malt Shop in Belton.

At right: Ray-Pec Public School Foundation President Phil Parke at the Chili Cook Off on Feb. 22.

Phil Parke at chili event

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.