Pictured above are volunteers helping to bag food for KNAP Sack. They are: Ashley Reindel (left), Ashley Hohenbrink (back), and Christine Smith (right). (photo submitted)
Pictured above are volunteers helping to bag food for KNAP Sack. They are: Ashley Reindel (left), Ashley Hohenbrink (back), and Christine Smith (right). (photo submitted)

PUTNAM COUNTY — People First of Putnam County, along with the Putnam County Board of Developmental Disabilities, and Brookhill Industries has partnered with KNAP Sack (Keeping Nutrition Available Program) to help pack food for children and families in our communities. Each week that school is in session, KNAP Sack distributes weekend meals for children in the Ottawa-Glandorf School District, preschool through eighth grade. The program currently serves 200 children per week.

KNAP Sack has partnered with Northwest Ohio Food Bank in Lima through the Agriculture release program. This food distribution program is free and open to any Putnam County resident who is eligible. To be eligible, yearly income must be under 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Level.

The farmers involved with the Agriculture Release Program grow food just for this purpose, to help their communities. Ohio Logistics assists with providing warehouse space to bag the food, and it transports the food to Putnam County. People First members, along with Brookhill Industries employees then assist in bagging the food for distribution.

The next distribution day will be November 14, 2018, at the ESC parking lot from 2-4 p.m.