We are excited to announce a matching gift by Monroe Funeral Home to
the Delavan-Darien Elementary Schools Food in a Backpack program. At the end
of each school week, students at Turtle Creek and Darien Elementary School can
receive a small grocery bag of food to tide them over for the weekend. Mac n’
cheese, soup and oatmeal are examples of items included in the bags. We are
entering our seventh year of providing this service to our community children.
Historically, the Food in a Backpack program has been funded and distributed by
five Delavan area churches: Christ Episcopal, First Baptist, Luther Memorial, Sugar
Creek Lutheran Church and United Church of Christ of Delavan. Each
congregation contributes $1000 to a general fund which can provide 50 children
with a bag of food each week of the school year. Throughout the life of the
program the numbers of children served has ranged from 85 – 110 students. Pat
Tauscher from Monroe Funeral Home has stepped forward to help our
community meet this need.
To kick start this community funding and community support, Monroe
Funeral Home in Delavan is offering a challenge gift of up to $2000. You, your
business or community service organization can participate by sending or bringing
funds directly to Turtle Creek Elementary. Please mark your donations as
“Monroe Challenge Grant” and make your checks out to “Turtle Creek Elementary
School” which can be sent 324 Beloit Street, Delavan Wisconsin 53115.