Mattawan Food Packs partners with the Mattawan Area Pantry, a 501c(3) nonprofit organization, to benefit hungry children in the Mattawan Consolidated School District. Approximately 21% students in the district receive free or reduced lunch. We directly serve 165 of these children who are most in need as determined by the Mattawan Early El, Later El, and Middle Schools. Every Friday they receive a food pack filled with nutritious, kid-friendly foods that they can prepare independently on the weekends. We also give each family in the program a weekly voucher to buy one gallon of milk at Wagoner’s Hometown Food Store in Mattawan. Participating families are also encouraged to use the Mattawan Area Pantry to obtain bread and eggs.
In our Mattawan community we value:
Fighting hunger when resources are lacking.
Sustaining overall nutritional, emotional, and physical well-being.
Providing food for children each weekend during the school year.
Providing at least 2 hygiene kits during the school year to help with their personal care needs.