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Need doesn’t end when the school year does in Seneca County

This week, the last bags of food for the 2018-19 school year were placed in the backpacks of nutritionally needy Waterloo children. Each child received two bags of food and a full-size box of cereal that were donated by businesses, individuals and organizations in the local community.

The school year may end next week, but the need to feed does not.

The Trevor’s Gift backpack program will continue to feed hungry children throughout the summer. Students who would like to receive Trevor’s Gift food over the summer may sign up at the Community Center, 3 Oak St., or at the Waterloo Library, 31 E. William St. Bags of food will be available for pickup on Thursdays, beginning July 11 and continuing until Aug. 15.



Children enrolled in the summer reading program will receive their food at the program. They should sign up at Skoi-Yase Primary School on Fayette Street.

The following organizations and individuals are donating food to ensure the program continues in the summertime: Waterloo Rotary; the Waterloo Baptist Church; accordion player Mike Bowen; the Sessler family; former Sheriff Jack Stenberg; Charles and Charlotte Carroll; the Waterloo Fire Department Auxiliary; Waterloo Interact students; Waterloo American Legion Riders; Wadhams Trucking; Community Bank; Seneca Meadows; Rite Aid; and Laundry Depot owner Chuck Hinkle.

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