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Princeton Buddy Bags plans inaugural car cruise

Published: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 12:10 p.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, April 28, 2014 9:52 a.m. CDT

PRINCETON — The Princeton Buddy Bags will hold their inaugural car cruise May 4 in Princeton High School's north parking lot. Registration begins at 8 a.m. The cost is $5 and one food item per car. Dash plaque will be given to the first 50 vehicles. There will be a 50/50 raffle.

Buddy bags is a collaborative project between Tri-County Opportunities Council, Princeton Elementry School District, Malden School District, Princeton Christian Academy and other area churches, organizations and individuals. It is a not-for-profit ecumenical organization working to address childhood hunger. Buddy Bags provide area children with snack pack on days when school is not in session. They try to provide two breakfasts, two lunches, snacks and drinks.

Items needed include: microwave soups, including Ramen Noodles, Ramen Cups, etc.; pasta cups, including microwavable Mac N' Cheese, Chef Boyardee, spaghetti, ravioli, etc.; Vienna sausages, beanie weenies and baked beans; chicken and tuna salad kits, individually sealed with crackers; cops of applesauce, fruit cups, 100 percent juice boxes — no pouches; small boxed cereal, breakfast bars, Pop Tarts, milk boxes, etc.; raisins, pudding cups, Jell-O cups, pretzels, potato chips, cheese crackers, animal crackers, packaged cookies, etc. All food items must be individual servings and pre-packaged.

For more information, call 815-878-9567 or 815-878-1861.

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