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NOW Sponsorship Form

Since its creation in the fall of 2013, the Nutrition On Weekends program has grown to help more than 450 local children whom are facing food insecurities in their home. The program provides supplemental food packs for children to take home on the weekend throughout the school year. Last year, the NOW program served children in the Marshfield, Auburndale, Granton, Greenwood, Loyal, Pittsville, Spencer and Stratford School Districts. The program also served children at the Marshfield location of the Wood County Head Start program. All schools will be served in the 2019-20 school year.

The communities' support of this program has been wonderful and has made it possible for the program to grow into what it is today. To continue the success of the program, United Way has created a sponsorship form as another way to support the program. The average cost of a food pack is $2.74. This is a slight increase from the past couple of years for a few reasons: the program will be serving children 38 weeks out of the school year instead of the 34 in the past, the program changed food distributors services due to unforseen circumstances, and the program will now be providing cheese to children every week. The cost to sponsor a child for an entire school year is now $104.
 
Each food pack contains: 2 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, 2 cups of cereal, 2 pieces of fresh fruit, baby carrots, cheese, and 2 snack items. Please see below if you are interested in sponsoring a child/children in the upcoming school year.

Below is the breakdown of and average cost of one supplemental food pack.

Total Cost $2.74

  • Bread - $.24

  • Peanut Butter - $.15

  • Jelly - $.06

  • Cereal - $.42

  • Granola Bar - $.31

  • Carrots - $.40

  • Apple Slices - $.51

  • Banana - $.21

  • Fruit Snack - $.18

  • Cheese - $.26

Please use the form below if you would like to sponsor a child in the upcoming school year.

Please enter number of children you are sponsoring.

Or (Alternate option if you'd like to sponsor one child for a portion of the school year)

Please enter number of weeks you would like to sponsor one child.
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Please select what payment option you prefer. If you choose cash or check, please drop off at the United Way office at 156 S Central Avenue or mail check to PO Box 771, Marshfield, WI 54449.