United Way of Marathon County and their Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) will participate in the National Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on January 20, 2020.
Local volunteers will pack backpacks for Blessings in a Backpack. This program feeds school children who currently are fed during the week on the federally funded Free and Reduced Meal Program in the Wausau School District and DC Everest District and are at risk of going hungry on the weekends. Its mission is to mobilize communities, individuals, and resources to provide food on the weekends for elementary school children across America who might otherwise go hungry. The food provided meets nutritional guidelines and is able to be easily prepared by the children themselves.
The packing will take place on Monday, January 20 from 9:30 am-11:30 am at the Idea Charter School located at 4704 Camp Phillips Road in Weston. This event is open to the public.
For more information about the United Way of Marathon County RSVP program please visit www.unitedwaymc.org/get-involved/volunteer/rsvp-55 or contact
Susan Krolow at 715-298-5721.
United Way of Marathon County’s mission is to unite people and organizations in Marathon County to build a stronger community and strategically invest in education, financial stability and health priorities to improve lives now and into the future. It began in 1930 and has been a staple of the community expanding to include four coalitions and more than 24 funded partners that are invested in the education, financial stability and health of our community.