Bentonville School District Seeking Food Donations

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BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – Bentonville Public Schools are hosting a food drive in order to help feed kids during the weekends.

Students, staff, and the public in Bentonville are asked to bring donations to local schools to stock the Snack Pack initiative out of the Samaritan Community Center.

Snack Packs are bags of snacks which are put together in order to help kids in need have something to eat when they are not at school.

A spokesman for the district said more than 4,200 students receive free, or reduced-price, breakfasts and lunches at school.

However, over the weekend, they do not have food provided to them as easily.

Bonnie Faitak, coordinator for the Snack Pack initiative, said the Samaritan Community Center hands out Snack Packs to thousands of kids each year.

Superintendent Michael Poore said, if enough donations are brought in from the community, he promises to work on the roof of the administration on the coldest day of February.

Donations can be dropped off at the Administration Building, or any Bentonville school.

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