Lawton_The Lawton Food 4 Kids program has fed more than 500 hungry students this year and the Lawton Home Builder's Association is helping feed hundreds more. Proceeds from their golf tournament and upcoming "Project Home" will go to Food 4 Kids.
All 26 Lawton elementary schools are involved in the program which began in 2005. Kids were going hungry over the weekend and it affected their performance in school. Because of the Food 4 Kids program, kids who need help take home a sack of child friendly food - no oven required. Every penny raised for the program benefits the students.
"It's a wonderful thing for everybody in Lawton, Ft. Sill to be able to say, in our community, there's no reason for a child to go hungry on the weekend. And that's a pretty powerful thing to say," says LPS Superintendent Linda Dzialo.