Tens of thousands of local kids go without enough food on weekends. The Star is partnering with Harvesters to raise money for the area’s hungriest children. All money goes to Harvesters’ BackSnack program, which provides low-income children weekend meals. Just $25 provides a child BackSnacks for a month; $250 provides BackSnacks for a year.
“There’s a lot of competition in the area,” says Chris Sutton, CEO of the Blue Moose’s parent company, KC Hopps. To stand out, the Blue Moose has freshened up its image with a new look and updated menu.
I’m not going to lie. It makes my heart sink to walk into my son’s classroom and see that he’s seated at a desk pulled into the middle of the room when all the other kids’ desks are grouped together in fours or fives. Like a child isolated in Alcatraz, able to see the beautiful lights on the shores beyond. Or a castaway, stranded alone on a desert island.