Mustard Seed organization helps to fill Glenwood’s backpacks

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Florence O'Donnell, of the Mustard Seed organization, presented a donation check to John Kummings, principal of Glenwood Avenue Elementary School, for the school’s backpack program. 
Florence O'Donnell, of the Mustard Seed organization, presented a donation check to John Kummings, principal of Glenwood Avenue Elementary School, for the school’s backpack program.

The program works by identifying children who are not getting sufficient food outside of school on a regular basis. Then they are given a small backpack stocked with shelf-stable items such as macaroni and cheese, corn flakes, apple juice, milk or canned fruit. Additional backpacks can be provided if there are other children in the home who are also identified as chronically hungry. The program is designed for children in grades Pre-K through eight. Staff members must refer a child into the program, and parents must sign a permission slip.

The Mustard Seed is a nonprofit outreach program for St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Stone Harbor. 


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