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Fundraiser to benefit Fostoria feeding program

FOSTORIA — The Fostoria Bob Evans restaurant will host a community fundraiser for Fostoria’s free community lunch program, Feed My Kids, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday.
Dine-in and carry-out customers who present a Feed My Kids flyer will have 15 percent of their bill donated to the organization. Flyers are available at Fostoria’s First Presbyterian Church or by sending an email request to FeedMyKidsFostoria@yahoo.com.
For 17 years, Feed My Kids has complemented the Sharing Kitchen to ensure that no one goes hungry during the summer months when school is out. Volunteers are welcomed.
Volunteers begin preparing food at 9:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at First Presbyterian Church. Meals are served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Last summer, Feed My Kids served over 3,000 meals.
Originated in 1994 by the church’s teen group and its advisers, Joanne Sabbagh and her late husband, Richard, the lunch program has grown from just feeding children to a program for families. Menus include nutritional fare. Joanne Sabbagh, Lois Zoll and Bev Deerwester plan and cook each week’s meals along with other volunteers.
Two years ago the planning committee added a children’s library with selections for all ages. The library is overseen by Karen Knaur, a retired Fostoria teacher. Most of the books come from donations.
Last year, Cheryl Graves of the Fostoria Art Guild led children in art projects.
Anyone wishing to help with the program should contact the church at the email address above or call 419-435-1884.

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