When available, birthday bags are given to children ages 3 to 9 during their birthday month.
Food 4 Kids
Food 4 Kids is a year round “backpack” program that provides weekend meals to participating children who attend any Hayward Public School or St. Francis Mission School. During the school year, weekend meals are provided weekly to the children at school. The food is distributed each Friday (or the last scheduled school day) at school. During the summer, food for up to 8 extra meals may be picked up each month at the food shelf.
There is no charge for this food and families do not need to be clients of the Hayward Community Food Shelf to receive this food. Registration forms for the Food 4 Kids program are available at the school offices.
- At this time we are unable to provide Kid’s Meals to students with food allergies.
- Some items used are past the “Best Before” dates printed on the package. “Best Before” dates do not mean a product is expired. Review guidelines at: https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/food-safety-education/get-answers/food-safety-fact-sheets/food-labeling/food-product-dating/food-product-dating
Food 4 Seniors
Emergency bags of food are provided in conjunction with the Sawyer County Senior Resource Center’s Meals on Wheel Program.
When possible, an extra meal is given in November. Those who don’t come in November may receive their holiday meal in December.
Additional programs may be available periodically at the discretion of the Board.