Hilltop Neighborhood House awarded a $21,225 grant from the Cargill Cares Foundation for their Healthy Kids Healthy Choices Food Program.
Hilltop Neighborhood House serves 118 children annually in their child care program as well as another 67 children in their after school services. In partnership with the USDA’s Child and Adult Care Food Program as well as a grant from the United Way of Porter County every child in the Hilltop program has access to healthy well balanced meals including breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack, and in some cases dinner -- after school program only. This program is known as the Hilltop Healthy Kids Healthy Choices Food Program.
Now, thanks to this grant, a much needed renovation will take place in the kitchen at the 460 S. College facility.
“After 18 years of use our old kitchen is just worn out," said Executive Director Jennifer Wright. “We have a hard time storing and preparing all the food we need to support the ever growing food program we offer. This grant is wonderful because we will now have a commercial dishwasher, refrigerator and extra shelving to accommodate the high volume of children we are serving each day."
“Past projects include Housing Opportunities, Michigan City Schools and the Michigan City Boys & Girls Club," said Tim Kay, Cargill Cares representative.
Source: NWI Times