Organization Holds Concert to Benefit Hungry Children

AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. - Musicians and singers put their talent to good use for the event "Music Feeds the Children" on Sunday.

It's all a part of raising money for "Katie's Snacks," which is a program that fills the nutritional needs of kids.

These kids go to Churchville Elementary school and are already getting free and reduced lunches.

"Not all of our parents possibly have the time to give us our meal with green beans and some sort of meat and protein and all of those essentials," says Crosby.

Vass says dozens of volunteers fill as many as 65 bags of food that they get from local markets and give them to children.

"On every Friday morning, the teachers sneak them into their backpacks and they take the food home every Friday afternoon," says Vass.

About 34% of the kids going to Churchville Elementary are eligible for the program. That's a number that goes up and down throughout the years.

The organization gets most of its money from fundraisers at area churches and this year they're trying to raise up to $10,000 to help keep it going.

Aaron Crosby was a singer at Sunday's concert and says that he's worked with kids who have come from economically challenged households. He knows how important it is for kids to get a healthy meal.

"When you don't have certain meals, there's less enthusiasm to eat other meals and so I think that's something we need to make sure that students know, especially the kids, that they should be eating three times a day," says Crosby.

It's something the people here hope the music can do, so they can help feed the children.

You can donate to Katie's Snacks through their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Katies-Snacks/135280776577221


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