To the editor:

Great kudos are due to Affinity Plus Credit Union for joining with many others in our community to help support the United Way of Hastings' Food4Kids program!

We are really thrilled by this new partnership. It is support like this that we hope will help grow the program to a fully functioning year-round effort. Local families who need a boost have found this program to really help, but when school is out for summer, it's been a challenge to get kid-friendly food packs filled and distributed to those who need them. We are always looking for opportunities to expand this wonderful program, and we urge everyone to consider donating funds, food or volunteer time to help us keep our kids fed. Stop by Affinity, they can get you started!

Amy Schaffer, United Way of Hastings program manager

Mari Mellick, UWH executive director

Stoddard Crane, UWH board member