As students in Caddo Parish return to school on Monday, August 13, we will once again offer an after-school feeding and enrichment program in partnership with the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana. Select library branches will offer the program to students and children up to age 18.
Program activities will include a healthy after-school meal provided by the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana and activities in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) concepts as well as life skills training and reading. Students will have an opportunity to learn about a wide variety of topics including life after high school, nutrition and healthy eating, animals, science and technology, current events and holidays, and library resources. Hands-on activities such as mock interviews, maker classes, crafts and storytimes will also be available.
Beginning Monday, August 13, students can visit the following branches to participate in the after-school feeding and enrichment program:
Starting October 1, students in Gilliam, Greenwood, and Mooringsport will also be able to take part in the after-school feeding and enrichment program at the following branches:
The after-school feeding and enrichment programs will continue at these branches through end of the school year.
The Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana is a member of Feeding America and serves as the primary resource for fighting hunger in Northwest Louisiana. As a hunger-relief organization, the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana acquires, solicits, stores and distributes food and other essential items to low income children and families through a functional network of 150 community and faith-based nonprofit organizations across Caddo, Bossier, Webster, Claiborne, Bienville, Red River and DeSoto parishes.