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Project MKC partners with Alta Behavioral Healthcare for summer food program

“Families have cried with us, sharing that they may not have been able to provide enough food for their family that month without the help of this program,” Meg Harris, Community Support and Trauma supervisor at Alta Behavioral Healthcare, said.

YOUNGSTOWN — Local nonprofit Project MKC is partnering with Alta Behavioral Healthcare to provide groceries to local families for 12 weeks throughout the summer. 

Project MKC’s Summer Food Assistance Program helps local families in need. Every two weeks the families receive fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, frozen foods, staple pantry items and the ingredients to make two meals. This year, Project MKC chose to partner with Alta to provide meals to 20 families the organization works with. 

“There is something special about having that time to cook together and eat together as a family. So we like to include two complete meals, along with the recipes, in each distribution,” Colleen Gamble, Project MKC’s program director, said in a news release.

Food bags are assembled at Project MKC’s warehouse and delivered to Alta, who then distributes the food to families. 

“Families have cried with us, sharing that they may not have been able to provide enough food for their family that month without the help of this program. We are just incredibly grateful for everything [Project MKC] does for us and our families,” Meg Harris, Community Support and Trauma supervisor at Alta Behavioral Healthcare, said.