The Lincoln County Area Retired School Personnel recently donated a $500 check for use in the PAL PAX program, a weekend Food for Families program. PAL PAX is funded by private donations, churches and some businesses and is administered through the First Baptist Church of Winfield. The Lincoln County R-IV (Winfield) School District also helps by having fund raisers and food drives to help with food purchases. Food bags are then given to those students who have meal challenges during the weekends.
Presently, the PAL PAX program serves 17 students in Kindergarten through second grades, 27 students in third through fifth grades and 10 students in middle school. Currently, there are not enough funds to serve high school students. Pictured is Clarinda Wheeler accepting the check on behalf of the PAL PAX Program.
The Lincoln County Area Retired School Personnel unit of the Missouri Retired Teachers Association has helped support other local weekend Food for Families programs such as the OPERATION BACKPACK Program in the Lincoln County R-II (Elsberry) District and the BUDDY BAG Program in the Lincoln County R-III (Troy) District.