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Non-profit serves meals to Wyoming students and their families

Posted at 5:35 AM, May 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-05 05:35:23-04

WYOMING, MICH. — Many students rely on after school programs for meals throughout the school year and Attic After School in Wyoming is one non-profit that typically provides that service.

However, with them closed for now they’re still feeding not only the students but their whole family.

Attic After School is a faith based non profit that serves as a drop in center for teens and gives students a safe place to hangout after school.

On a typical day after school kids sign in, get lunch, then go hangout and do homework, but since school has been closed Attic After School is now delivering care packages to the students' homes feeding not only them but their entire family.

Organizers reached out to the students that normally would come through their doors to see if they need food and so far they’ve delivered more than 7,200 servings to their community.

Mondays and Fridays they deliver and drop off the food on the doorsteps and it’s enough food to feed the family for the week.

A perfect solution to use up the food they had stored in the freezer for the rest of the school year.

“We did have all that in the freeze, we were trying to figure out how we were going to use it without students coming in. And so that's why we started cooking food. And then that's when it turned into we should just serve frozen, you know, or give the families packages so they can actually make the meals and eat as a family,” says Darwin Buist Executive Director Attic After School.

Attic After School is willing to help and will deliver care packages to any family within their Wyoming community.

If you’d like to help they’re looking for volunteers.

Also, on August 14th they have a golf scramble fundraiser that helps raise money to kick off and get through the next school year.