Pendleton Heights HS students start summer meal program for students in need

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MADISON COUNTY, Ind. (WTHR) — Students at Pendleton Heights High School are starting a program to help feed hungry students in need.

Student-run radio station WEEM is partnering with the Fall Creek Christian Women's Ministry to create "Take & Make Meal Boxes." The boxes will feed South Madison Community Schools students.

The program is set to start the first week after school ends, and volunteers will hand out boxes over other week throughout summer break. There will be distribution events, but if families are unable to attend, students and staff involved in WEEM will deliver to homes.

Each box will include chicken soup, peanut butter, jelly, granola bars, oatmeal, mac and cheese, popcorn, fruit and other food items.

South Madison County Community Schools students should visit their school's office or counselor by May 4 to receive meals. All students in need of assistance are eligible.

If you're interested in contributing to the program's success, WEEM students are hosting a fundraising event at Pendleton Heights High School April 26. It will feature professional wrestlers who have appeared in WWE, Impact Wrestling, ECW and more. All proceeds will go toward the Take and Make boxes.

Community members interested in learning more can contact Suzanne Lowe at 317-649-0342.