United Way currently runs a Weekend Summer Lunch Program for kids who would typically receive free or reduced lunch during the school year.  Parents simply contact the United Way office near the end of the school year to enroll children in their household in our Weekend Summer Lunch Program.  Each Friday of the summer, kids receive 2 healthy sack lunches for Saturday and Sunday. 

But did you know many of these same children don’t have a single book in their homes to call their own?  That can leave these students less prepared for school, especially over key summer months when learning loss is at its highest. 

McDonough County United Way wants to help change that, and you can, too!  We’re collecting financial donations to purchase new books for low-income students enrolled in our Weekend Summer Lunch AND LEARNING Program in Summer 2018.  Donating is easy—just click HERE to donate online, or download the donation form below to mail in or contact the McDonough County United Way office.


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