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Chisago Lakes Schools

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July 6, 2022

6/17/2022 12:15:00 PM
Viking Vittles put out 9,000 bags last year; Wed. and Thurs. pick-ups coming

Viking Vittles just wrapped up the 2021-2022 school year having distributed over 9,000 bags of food providing 18,000 plus meals for student PK-5th grade who are food insecure.  In addition, care closets at the middle and high school not only provided food but school supplies, personal care items, as well as clothing such as winter coats, hats, mittens and shoes for students in need.

Trinity Lutheran Church has led this project for the past four years; however, it would not be possible without both the financial support or the volunteer support from the community at large.  Organizer Donna Setter said, “We are so thankful for everyone that has volunteered to pack bags, deliver the totes to the schools, as well as put the bags in backpacks or anything else that needed to be done.”

Volunteers put in about 30 plus hours each week to keep this program operating.  The cost to provide this food for the school year has been in excess of $40,000 which has been funded by generous donations from individuals, businesses and civic organizations.  It takes a village to raise a child and this community has certainly been that village to many students in need this year.

With the cost of everything increasing, this means the costs to provide this service are also increasing.  Setter added, “We can only anticipate that the number of students that enroll next year will be even greater than this past year.  This will make your donation even more important.  Please consider sending a check to either Family Pathways at 6413 Oak St. North Branch or Trinity Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 447 North Branch.  Be sure to write Viking Vittles in the memo line.  You can also donate online at www.trinitynorthbranch.org/vikingvittles.

During the summer Viking Vittles will be available for pickup on Wednesday from 10-12 at Central Park, from 3-5 at Trinity Lutheran Church, and Thursdays from 4-6 at Lions Park in Stacy.

For questions, please email outreach@trinitynorthbranch.org or call Donna at 612-363-5072.



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