Preview: Cullman church helping kids not go hungry over the summer

(Melissa Crabtree/CBS42)
(Melissa Crabtree/CBS42)

CULLMAN, Ala. (WIAT) – As summer begins and children spend their days at home through the summer months, Cullman First United Methodist Church is doing its part to make sure they do not go hungry.

As a part of the Knapsacks for Kids campaign, members of the church are collecting various types of food to distribute to students from West Elementary.

Counselors determined 200 kids need assistance, and the church is able to provide 48 knapsacks so far.

Once school starts, the church wants to continue the program for the weekends.

Organizers say Knapsacks for Kids is vital because neither the county nor city school district provides a summer lunch or breakfast program.

CBS42’s Melissa Crabtree is taking a look at what the church is doing with the campaign and will have more on the program on CBS42 News at 5.

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