Project MKC Partners with Alta for Summer Food Program

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — A partnership between Project Making Kids Count and Alta Behavioral Healthcare will provide groceries to local families for 12 weeks this summer.

One in four children will face hunger this summer, according to an organization’s press release. The goal of the food assistance program is to address the issue by distributing fresh and frozen foods, meal kits and pantry items every two weeks.

The partnership will allow Project Making Kids Count to serve 20 families that Alta works with, according to the release.

“Families have cried with us, sharing that they may not have been able to provide enough food for their family that month without the help of this program,” said Meg Harris, Alta Behavioral Healthcare community support and trauma supervisor. “We are just incredibly grateful for everything Project Making Kids County does for us and our families.

With each distribution, families will receive fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, frozen foods, staple pantry items and ingredients to make two meals.

“There is something special about having that time to cook together and eat together as a family. So we like to include two complete meals along with the recipes in each distribution,” said Colleen Gamble of Project Making Kids Count.

Volunteers from Farmers National Bank, donations from Schwebel’s and community members, sponsorships from Simon Roofing and a partnership with Rulli Brothers helped make the program possible.

Click HERE to watch a video about the program.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.