BANGOR, Wisconsin (WXOW) – WAFER will be expanding their food programs in Bangor this month.
Executive Director Erin Waldhart said WAFER gages hunger needs based on how many student qualify for the free and reduced lunch program at school.
In Bangor, that's one in three children, Waldhart said.
Teachers are seeing many students come back from the weekend hungry, she added.
So Bangor school district, WAFER and Channel One Food Bank are forming a program to make sure kids have enough food while they're at home Saturday and Sunday.
"It's a box that contains a full day's worth of food for one person," Waldhart said. "The school has been handing them out to students that they see are having problems returning from the weekend not having enough to eat."
WAFER is also forming a senior share program in Bangor.
Seniors who qualify will be able to pick up a monthly package filled with three to four days worth of food.
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