At its next general meeting on January 16, members of the Bergen County section of the National Council of Jewish Women will pack 1,000 child-friendly, healthy goody bags to be donated to the Center for Food Action for distribution. This is double the number of snack packs they filled last year. The meeting will be at Temple Emeth, 1666 Windsor Road in Teaneck, at 12:30 p.m.; volunteers are welcome.
The Center for Food Action will distribute the snack packs to children in eight local elementary schools. The teachers discreetly place the packs into the students’ backpacks when they are out of the classrooms. Snack packs include juices, mac and cheese, cereals, energy bars, and other healthy foods. Many children who receive free or reduced-price school meals are hungry on weekends, and the weekend snack packs are part of an effort to reduce childhood hunger in local neighborhoods.
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