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POCH program helps insure that students will have food during the summer

Published: May 25, 2017 11:36 AM
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On May 18, Deacon Patricia Jabre and Pastor Matthew Groenke of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Twinsburg met with Principals Lynn Villa, Wilcox, Misty Johnson, Bissell and Reginald Holland, Dodge; Joyce Hunt, Executive Director of The Emergency Assistance Center; and Steve Noble, Twinsburg business owner and founder of the The Paws on Child Hunger Program.

POCH, makes available supplemental food provided by the schools and TEAC for weekends when meals are not provided by the schools to approximately 170 students each week. This insures better health for these students and subsequently better performance in school.

The Sunday Church School students of Christ the King Lutheran Church were looking for a community project to involve the entire congregation. They raised more than $875 to donate approximately 170 new books to the Twinsburg POCH program. The books were selected by each of the schools to ensure age-appropriateness and are ones the teachers would like to have their students read over the summer.

As each of the students in the POCH program takes their last sack of food for the summer, they will find, in addition to food, a book they can keep and read over.

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