Culver’s fights to end childhood hunger

Culver’s of Wautoma joins the fight against childhood hunger by hosting a benefit to support the Vision 2020 Backpack Nutrition Program.

On Monday, Aug. 12, Culver’s will donate a portion of all sales to the Vision 2020 Backpack Nutrition Program. Customers who drive thru or dine in at any time on Aug. 12 will help raise funds for the program at no cost to them. Culver’s donation will be matched by the Lau and Bea Christensen Foundation.

The Vision 2020 Backpack Nutrition Program provides weekend meals for students who qualify for the Federal Free/Reduced Lunch Program and attend a participating elementary school. Weekly meals which include five non-perishable, nutrient dense food items travel home in student’s backpacks each Friday. Students also receive fresh food coupons for milk, eggs, or bread. The program expects to serve more than 250 students each week, distributing more than 6,000 items of food each month.

Jan Novak, Vision 2020 Backpack Nutrition Program Chair, acknowledged the importance of this support. Novak said, “This benefit helps provide critical funding and helps us spread the word about our work and local needs. We appreciate the commitment of Culver’s to help fight childhood hunger here in Waushara County and look forward to working with them on Aug. 12.” Funds raised through the Culver’s benefit will be used to purchase food for area students.