Often parents cannot afford to bring snacks or simple meals such as microwavable mac-n-cheese to their Family Time which are visits between parents and children who are placed in foster care. Children look forward to sharing food with their parents as it can foster a sense of normalcy and family rituals and ease the discomfort of bonding and interacting with each other in an unnatural setting.
I Heart 365 is going to help by collecting snacks for these parents and kiddos!! Donations can be dropped off at our church office Monday – Thursday 9am-2pm until October 16. Please see the list below for examples of snacks that can be donated. Thank you for your generosity!
Examples of well-liked snacks:
- Small packages of goldfish crackers
- Granola bars
- Cups of applesauce and plastic spoons
- Microwavable mac-n-cheese and plastic forks
- Snacks that come in squeezable tubes (for toddlers)