FULTON – Mary Beth Hill, the Fulton program coordinator for Blessings in a Backpack, made a presentation at the April 21 meeting of the Fulton Lions Club.
Blessings in a Backpack is a national program that provides weekend nourishment to school children on the Federal Free and Reduced Meal Program.
“Currently, we feed 100 students in Fulton and 100 students in Oswego,” Hill said. “For just $2.10 a week or $80 a year, a child can be fed for every weekend of the school year.”
The result is nourished kids who are ready to learn.
Students who participate in this program show marked improvement in school attendance, test scores, behavior and health.
For more information, Hill can be contacted at 598-7845.
The Fulton Lions Club, also known for its Lions Loot Sweepstakes, Lions Mane Event Comedy Night, and annual Duck Derby, provides financial assistance for those in need of eyeglasses, eye exams, and hearing aids to residents in the greater Fulton area.
For further information on Fulton Lions, visit them on Facebook under “Fulton, NY. Lions Club.”