LAMAR, MO.--- An after school and summer organization in Lamar is opening its door not just for kids, but for adults. AOK and Nathan's Place have teamed up with "Wildtree" to provide healthy eating for its kids and area residents.
"Both facilities provide an evening meal every night. A healthy, whole meal," said Jerod Morey, AOK Executive Director.
Wildtree is an organic company that uses healthy, natural, and easy to prepare products that are free of preservatives.
"We could help bring some healthy food in that was substantial for them. That would last until the next time they're at school or they wouldn't be hungry when they went to bed because it's free of additives and preservatives," said Christy Kremp, Wildtree Representative.
These products are not just for kids.
"40% of Wildtree sales are coming back to AOK, which will then return to our own feeding program," said Morey.
AOK and Nathan's Place feed about 60 kids after school everyday, and those numbers will double in the summertime. Wildtree products are helping keep the area youths' stomach full.
"Kids can't focus in school and do well in school when they're hungry and tired from not sleeping well because they went to bed hungry," said Kremp.
Now the organization is opening its doors to the public so people can see what the two groups have to offer.
"It takes a community to raise a child. It's all of our responsibility, so we want to invite the community to come in and be apart of it," said Morey.
To find out more about Wildtree or donating to AOK or Nathan's Place, click here.
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