Tan’s Treats fights to end food insecurity, one child at a time – St George News

SOUTHERN UTAH – Food insecurity is a national crisis. Millions of children face hunger daily, including students in the Washington County School District. This is where Tan’s Treats comes in.

Sunny 101.5 morning show host Cindy Olson uses her new show “Sunny Side with Cindy” to celebrate the people who make our community a better place to live. In this episode, presented by The Shoppes at Zion, she met Tan’s Treats founders Zach Holt and Nicole Goulding, who think a hungry child is one too many.

Learn more about Tan’s Treats mission and how to get involved in this episode of “Sunny Side with Cindy” in the media player above.

Tan’s Treats is a southern Utah-based non-profit organization created with the specific purpose of providing food to children in the community who need it most. They work hand-in-hand with the Washington County School District to identify at-risk students, focusing primarily on weekend meals, holidays and other times when children do not have access to early childhood programs. – lunch and lunch at school.

Students have a 15-day Christmas break from school this year, and Tan’s Treats is ready to support families by handing out large lunch bags. Those interested in volunteering can register for the next bag preparation dates. Come alone or in a group; every pair of hands helps.

“It takes a massive effort from volunteers and donors,” said Holt.

Holt and Goulding started Tan’s Treats in 2016. They named the organization after their brother, Tanner, who in grade school started giving his lunch every day to a boy in his class who did not have enough to eat at home.

Tanner passed away in 2012, and the Holt family decided to honor his memory by performing an act of service in the community every Christmas. Helping others was the theme of Tanner’s life, Goulding said.

“It seemed like the perfect fit for a little boy who had given his lunch all those years ago.”

Tan’s Treats is supported by donations from businesses and ordinary people in the community. If you would like to get involved by donating, volunteering, or both, email [email protected] or visit tanstreats.com.

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