The Elks received a Beacon grant totaling $2,500, which they used to support the Salvation Army summer feed program.
“They went to Schild’s IGA, whom the Elks have worked with over the years (and) have been involved with the program, and purchased the food for the program — enough to feed an average of 75 to 80 kids per week for the weekend bag program portion,” said Jason Watts, Elks treasurer and fundraising chairman.
The program runs June 10 through Aug. 16.
Each child received seven items in their weekend bag, ranging from cup-o-noodles to fruit cups to macaroni and cheese.
“These items are used for snacks or a quick meal for the kids over the weekend. The Elks have used this grant for the last four years to support the program and look forward to continuing their support for the program in the future and working within the community of Norwalk and the surrounding areas,” Watts said.