As part of the Richardson Mayor’s Summer Internship Program, the public is invited to donate kid-friendly snacks for the “Healthy Kids Snack Drive” now through Aug. 1.
As part of the Richardson Mayor’s Summer Internship Program, the public is invited to donate kid-friendly snacks for the “Healthy Kids Snack Drive” now through Aug. 1. Benefiting families served by the Network of Community Ministries, the snack drive is organized by high school interns participating in the sixth-annual Richardson Mayor’s Summer Internship Program. Donations can be made in person at the Network of Community Ministries on scheduled dates and times, or pre-selected items may be purchased online via the Healthy Kids Snack Drive Amazon Wish List. If dropping off in person, please email Angela Shellene at firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate a time.
As inflation continues to affect North Texas families, these donations are more important than ever.
Healthy snack items include individual fruit cups, applesauce cups or squeeze bottles, cereal cups, oatmeal cups, macaroni and cheese cups, soup cups, pasta cups and juice boxes. The items will be distributed at the Richardson ISD “Backpack Bash” on Aug. 5 at Richardson High School. The Network of Community Ministries will distribute any leftover items to area children.
The Network of Community Ministries is located at 741 S. Sherman St. in Richardson. To sign up or for more information on requested donation items and drop off dates, visit https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0545adaf2da46-20239#/.
About the Richardson Mayor’s Summer Internship Program. The Richardson Mayor’s Summer Internship Program offers eight-week full- and part-time internships – remote, onsite or a combination of both – paying a minimum of $12 per hour to qualifying high school juniors who attend Richardson ISD or live in the City of Richardson. Launched in 2018, the dynamic program immerses rising seniors in professional workplaces where they have expressed interest, exposing them a multitude of career opportunities while providing a direct connection between companies and their future employees. The program, presented by the City of Richardson, Richardson ISD and the Richardson Chamber of Commerce, began June 5 and runs through Aug. 4. For more info, go to rmsip.org.