Willard, Missouri (KY3) – Willard’s First Baptist Church held a dedication ceremony today, awarding $3,600 to students to pay off their lunch debt at the Willard School District.
Bible school camps during church holidays used a variety of fundraising methods, including children pulling teeth for the Tooth Fairy and throwing pies at the pastor.
“They were just enjoying a little competition between the boys and the girls. But then they really grew up. And they knew it was going to be passed on to their friends. We knew it would come down to the people here in Willard, so it was very exciting to do this special project here for our local community,” says Reverend Mark Milioni.
District officials are especially grateful for this donation during a difficult time.
“Inflation hits everyone. It affects everyone, regardless of socioeconomic background. It’s a win-win for everyone,” says nutrition manager Paula Palmer.
The school district says Free and Reduced Meal Requests are a good resource for families in need.
“Applying for meal assistance, free or discounted meals for the Breakfast and Lunch Program is easy and fast. Applications can be completed at any time and your student status will be updated after your application has been processed, so families If you were initially unqualified but your circumstances change, you will have the opportunity to reapply throughout the school year,” said Phil Broyles, Director of Nutrition Services.
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