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NOW (Nutrition on Weekends)


The Nutrition On Weekends program is a collaborative, community effort to target childhood hunger. The program provides healthy, ready-to-eat nutritional foods for children during the weekend. The program was created in response to data collected from Marshfield students as part of the Youth Risk Behavior Survey. In 2012, 20% of students surveyed indicated he/she had gone to bed hungry at least once in the past thirty days because there was not enough food in the home. In 2017, 27.1% of Marshfield Middle School students and 20.4% Marshfield High School students indicated he or she had gone to bed hungry at least once in the past 30 days because there was not enough food in the home.

A pilot of the program began serving twenty-nine children in the Marshfield School District in October 2013. In the next two years, the program had grown to serve 250-300 students weekly on an annual basis in the Marshfield, Auburndale, Granton and Spencer School Districts. In the 2016-17 school year, Loyal and Greenwood School Districts were added to the program and then in 2017-18 Pittsville and Stratford Schools were added to the program.  In the 2018-19 school year, 551 children were provided supplemental food packs during the year.


For $115, a child can be provided the supplemental food packs for the entire school year. To sponsor a child, please click on the button below: 



Marshfield School District - 230
Granton School - 50

Spencer Schools - 11
Auburndale Schools - 13 

Greenwood Schools - 15
Loyal Schools - 16
Pittsville - 4

Stratford Schools - 18

*Numbers fluctuate throughout the school year. Contact United Way if any questions.

Each child receives a bi-weekly food pack containing:  
  • Bread
  • Peanut Butter 
  • Jelly
  • Cereal
  • Granola Bars
  • Carrots
  • Apple and Fruit Cups
  • Banana and Oranges
  • Fruit Snacks
  • Mac 'n Cheese
  • and additional snack item