United Way of Marathon County, Emerging Leaders, is providing breakfast snack packs for 18 schools, totaling 2,550 students.
This year, the annual Smack Hunger event was postponed due to Covid-19. The leadership group decided to not just cancel the single day event, but create an event that would allow businesses to participate.
This year, 17 teams, representing 16 companies are packing breakfast snack packs for students. Each pack includes an apple sauce, cereal, fruit snacks, graham crackers, a granola bar, instant oatmeal and a juice box. Each team is responsible for packing 150 kits. These volunteers are committed to reducing hunger and food insecurity in our community for students during this uncertain time. Breakfast snack kits will be distributed to 6 School Districts and 18 schools in our area. This project was financially sponsored by the B.A. & Esther Greenheck Foundation.
United Way Emerging Leaders is the next generation of professionals who want to make a difference in our community. Members enjoy exclusive opportunities to network with business leaders, volunteer for projects, and improve the community we serve. More than 450 members enrich their lives and the lives of others through Connect, Serve and Lead opportunities.
For the past 90 years, United Way of Marathon County has committed to health, education and financial stability in our county.
(Photo includes members from BMO Harris Bank and Incredible Bank packing their breakfast kits.)