Gallipolis Elks Lodge #107 purchased and delivered 150 cases of peanut butter to the Gallia Co. Snack Pack Program. This donation was made possible by a $2,000 grant from the Elks National Foundation along with an additional $400 from the Elks.
In addition to the peanut butter, the Gallipolis Elks presented them with a $825 check. The snack pack program began in Gallia County in 2007 serving one elementary school and has expanded its program to provide snack packs to over 850 students in all elementary schools in Gallia Co., Gallia Academy Middle School and Gallia Academy High School.
All of this is done with donations to Snack Pack that go directly to purchase the food items for the students. Elk’s members Bill Johnson, Fred Bryant, Gary Rife and Ron Jackson along with Snack Pack representative Nancy Blevins are shown at the Snack Pack Distribution Center at the Holzer facility on State Rt. 850 where the snack packs are filled.