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25News donates $1,000 to organization helping provide meals to students

Posted at 4:12 PM, Apr 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-01 17:12:05-04

KILLEEN, TX — 25 News and the Scripps Howard Foundation donated $1,000 to the Women's Army Corps Veterans Association Army Women's United to assist in paying off student lunches.

This donation is a part of the "kind" incentive. Kind stands for Kids Inspired Nutritional Development.

This initiative is geared toward partnering with the Killeen ISD Nutritional Program to assist students who may not have the resources to pay for breakfast or lunch at school.

The organization said that they are aware that these meals are the only meals some children receive for the entire day.

The organization hosts fundraisers to pay for these meals by selling t-shirts and solicitation within the community. 100 percent of proceeds are donated to the KISD Nutritional department to assist with providing meals for children in our community.

WACVA-AWU is the only Women's Army Corps Veterans Organization chartered by Congress. Their chapter, 94, is the only one in the state.

"Our mission is to promote the general welfare of all Veterans and their family especially, women Veterans," they said. "As members of this community we promote and participation activities that further general education, betterment programs that will enhance the general welfare of this community."