The Moundsville Police Department is partnering up with Central Elementary School to help them fund their Weekend Backpack meal program.
Central Elementary School no longer receives funding for their weekend food program.
That program is essential to some students as it feeds dozens of students who may not eat otherwise while at home.
They have volunteers that pack bags every weekend for the kids that participate in the program.
“There are so many kids who don’t have enough food to get them through the weekend,” said Central Elementary School Special Education Teacher, Lara Himrod. “So this program definitely provides them with a bag full of food that not only helps feed that child but any siblings that are in the home as well and just gives them at least something to have to eat until they come back to school on Monday morning.”
When Moundsville Police Chief Tom Mitchell saw an opportunity to help he jumped at it.
“So with the ‘No shave November’ or ‘Movember’ events that are coming up one of my guys approached me about wanting to participate in that,” said Moundsville Police Chief, Thomas Mitchell. “We’re not shaving to December. So completely different but the same.”
Their ‘We’re Not Shaving Till Decemeber’ pack starts on November first and will go until December first or even January.
Thomas Mitchell – Moundsville Police Chief “To add a little incentives, put out that I would like for the guys to raise 50 dollars a person. If they raise 500 they cannot shave until January. So it’s a little incentives on their part for guys who like to have beards.”
Chief Mitchell said this is also the department’s way of helping out the kids of the community.
Himrod also said they are so grateful and wants to extend a special thanks to the Moundsville Police Department for all that they do for the community.