Together We Can Fill the van!
Smart Snacks has been established to provide healthy weekend snacks to kindergarten through fifth grade students, and their siblings, who qualify for the federal subsidized lunch program. Smart Snacks has been in operation since March of 2005 and has provided over $216,000 in provisions for children in Horry County. The total funding for this year’s Smart Snacks program is projected to be at least $51,200, an average of $1,600 per week. Of this total cost almost $10,000 is spent on Capri Sun ALONE!
This is where we asked the community to step in and help. The idea for Together We Can Fill the Van came about to help offset the 20% portion of the food expense that is spent on Capri Sun. Each week the food and Capri Sun are bought and delivered to the schools in the CMC Healthreach Van. The van is completely filled with these snacks and drinks, so why not try to fill the van up with Capri Sun and use it all throughout the school year. With the extra money 126 more children could be fed each week during the school year.
During the week of November 4-11 there were several ways in which people could donate.
Purchase Capri Sun at any of the following Food Lion stores and deposit in the special drop boxes located there:
o Hwy 701 S.
o Hwy 701 N.
o Belle Terre Blvd.
o Hwy 544
o Hwy 501 East
Drop off Capri Sun boxes at the CMC front visitors lobby
Encourage your workplace or organization to collect Capri Sun and contact the CMC Foundation at 843-347-8058 to pick up.
The total amount of Capri Sun collected was 476 cases or 4,760 pouches of Capri Sun. We thank Food Lion and the community for helping us collect enough Capri Sun to sustain the program for a month!