Granny Fund seeks donations to feed local children

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

The Eureka Springs School District advised last Monday that its Granny Fund has been depleted. The Granny Fund has been used to pay for school meals for children who cannot pay them. In 2016, the Granny Fund spent $3,100 to feed local children, and spent $4,600 in 2017.

Breakfast meals cost $1.25 each, with lunch meals costing $2.25. Meals are slightly more costly at the high school level.

It can cost a parent of two elementary or middle school children as much as $154 to feed them for one month.

So far, Eurekans have donated $1,412 to build the fund back up. The goal is to reach $4,600. If you’d like to donate to the fund, drop it off to Jay Wilks at The Jewelry Show downtown or at Cornerstone Bank. You can also mail it to the school at 147 Green Wood Hollow Road in Eureka Springs. Be sure to specify the donation is for the Granny Fund.

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