Members from the Groton community have started this organization for our school-aged children who may not be receiving adequate sustenance on the weekends. The group is calling itself, B.A.G.S. for Tomorrow. The Groton UMC is our sponsoring organization.
This organization puts together bags of food for students to take home on Fridays. The bag of food is designed to supplement the student’s weekend food intake and allow the student to come to school on Monday properly nourished and ready to learn.
Organizations such as these can be found throughout the country, as well as in a number of communities here in South Dakota. In fact, in Sioux Falls and Watertown, there is a waiting list of students who want to be enrolled in their program, but have to wait to get on the receiving list due to volunteer and financial limitations.