We can thank the current Moraine Township Board for awakening our community to the serious food insecurity that is right here.
Because of this Board, the 26% of children in our schools who meet or exceed the Federal guidelines for poverty have been acknowledged and helped.
Working on its own or with other organizations, the Township provides: summer school snacks, school year snacks, weekend/monthly food bags, and a food pantry that includes fresh produce and dairy. Township trustees also initiated a new program to provide breakfast/lunch food to income-qualified families of students who are not fed at school during, summer, winter, and spring vacations.
The “Hunger Summit” coordinated and produced by the Moraine Township was one of the most informative and galvanizing events offered in our community. The Township assembled all groups and people working in the community who address this food insecurity that affects many of our residents to exchange ideas and work together to eliminate gaps. Keynote speaker Chris Kennedy inspired the over 150 attendees.
We are very lucky to have this amazing team of: Supervisor Anne Flanigan Bassi, Assessor Cynthia Plouche, Clerk Gail Feigher Brown, and Trustees: Pablo Alvarez, Dwayne Douglas, Cindy Wolfson, and Amy Zisook.
Please vote April 4 for this team so they can continue working on behalf of all our residents.
Highland Park resident
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