Thrivent Open House to collect food items for Montello Backpack Program

Thrivent Financial Rep-resentative Steven Simons is hosting an Open House at his new office located at 49 W. Montello St., Montello from 3-7 p.m. on May 19.

During the open house, non-perishable food items will be collected to support the newly formed Food Pantry and Backpack Program for Montello Schools

Simons has purchased 20 backpacks as well as a few food items through Thrivent Action Team ‘seed money’ and will be donating and collecting food items to fill those backpacks and hopefully many more. The mission of the Backpack Program is to provide all students with the nutrition they need.  

“I know there is a real need for this in the community, and having learned from other area schools with similar programs I believe we can make it something that truly has an impact and be sustainable,” said Simons.

The open house is open to the public and will be serving serve brats, burgers, hot dogs and refreshments to those who attend.

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