Members of Scarborough Kiwanis delivered food to the Wentworth School on Monday, April 14, as part of a project to fill 119 backpacks for kids in need. The backpacks will be sent home with students on Friday, April 18.

“This is our second year of filling backpacks,” said district chairwoman Ava Adams. “No child deserves to go to bed hungry. Only 17 states have a higher rate of food insecurity in the U.S. than Maine, and Maine has the highest rate in New England. The startling statistic is that one in 5 children goes to bed hungry in Maine every day. We want to help these families.”

Each of the backpacks were packed with staples like canned goods, peanut butter and cereal. Kiwanis members Jackie Perry, Pat Cornea, Ava Adams and Club President Sherry Forest collected food donations from club members and delivered them to the school Monday morning.

Scarborough Kiwanis’s mission is to improve the world, one child and one community at a time. If you’d like more information on becoming a member of Kiwanis, contact Forest at [email protected]

From left are Scarborough Kiwanis Club members Jackie Perry, Pat Cornea, Sherry Forest and district chairwoman Ava Adams.

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