packing for the weekend

Ed Foundation fundraising campaign helps fill children’s food program budget

Nov 4, 2020
Al and Gay Thompson had just two weeks to come up with a plan. Packing for the Weekend, a program the couple has administered for the last eight years, received approval to start up again after being paused during COVID-19. Al was delighted to hear he could reinstate the weekend food-delivery...

Free school meals delivered anywhere in school district three times a week

Apr 3, 2020
People don’t have to come to Lake City to take advantage of free meals distributed for people age 18 and under by the Lake City School District. School buses are delivering meals to anywhere in the school district on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. On Mondays and Wednesdays, children receive two...

Thrivent Action Team donates fruit cups to Packing for the Weekend

Jan 2, 2020
Trissa Wallerich, on behalf of the Thrivent Action Team, presented to Al Thompson, representing Lake City Packing for the Weekend, over 200 fruit cups to be used for their weekly distribution program. Packing for the Weekend provides food for the weekend for over sixty local children each week of...

Old Frontenac church plans 8th Festival of Lights

Nov 20, 2019
Christ Episcopal Church in Old Frontenac will hold its eighth annual Festival of Lights on Saturday, Nov. 30. The event features multi-cultural readings and music by local artists, dozens of candle-lit nativities from around the world on display, outdoor luminarias to light the path, and...

Packing for the weekend rep presents to Rotary Club

Nov 20, 2019
Al Thompson presented to the Lake City Rotary Club on Nov. 18 about Packing for the Weekend. Packing for the Weekend provides families with children with a package of food (in a backpack) for the weekend consisting of a variety of food including bread and milk (and occasionally egg) vouchers for...

Rotary donates to local Packing for the Weekend program

Nov 7, 2019
On Nov. 4, Steven Lang of the Lake City Rotary Club presented a $1,000 donation from the club to the Packing for the Weekend program in Lake City. Packing for the Weekend provides free weekend food for 60 children in 20 families in the Lake City area. For more information or to learn how they can...

Club donates Bowl-a-Thon proceeds

Jul 10, 2019
Aktion Club members participated in their third annual Bowl-a-Thon fundraiser.  Members collected pledges for participating in the bowl-a-thon in May from friends, family members and community members.  Aktion Club members raised $734 to donate to the local “Packing for the Weekend”.  Volunteers...

Aktion club supports Food for Kidz

Apr 17, 2019
Members of the Lake City Aktion Club presented a check to the Stewartville Kiwanis Club for $114.00 for the 16th Annual Food for Kidz held at the Civic Center in Stewartville, Minn. Twelve Lake City Aktion Club members, along with staff, helped pack bags of rice and bean meals to be shipped to...

Old Frontenac church plans Festival of Lights

Nov 8, 2018
Christ Episcopal Church in Old Frontenac will hold its seventh annual Festival of Lights on Saturday, Nov. 24. The event features multi-cultural readings and music by local artists, dozens of candle-lit nativities from around the world on display, outdoor luminarias to light the path, and...

Kiwanis Club learns about United Way programs

Oct 3, 2018
Lake City Kiwanis Club president Erick Enger (left) introduced guest speaker Maureen Nelson, executive director of United Way of Goodhue, Wabasha and Pierce counties at a recent meeting.  Nelson spoke about United Way programs with an emphasis on Packing for the Weekend, a local project supported...

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