Julian Thomas Elementary - Schools of Hope Celebration 2019

Making a Difference

The First Pres Food Pantry has taken on a project in conjunction with the Mission Committee’s Julian Thomas (JT) initiative.  In early March, we supplied Julian Thomas School with fifty weekend food bags.  These bags will be used to supplement the weekend food bags they currently receive from the Salvation Army.  The Salvation Army bags can only be given to JT students, so our bags will go to siblings of the students.  This will allow all the children of a household to have some food over the weekend.  The bags included pop tarts, applesauce cups, raisins, one microwaveable pasta meal and macaroni and cheese, a bag of pretzels with Jif to Go, a small pack of crackers and peanut butter and two small bottles of water. 

Grant Program Helps Provide Healthy Snacks to Students

Students at four Racine Unified elementary schools get to try healthy new snacks like starfruit and radishes this year, through a federally-assisted grant program.


The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program reimburses eligible schools for fresh produce offered in the classroom, giving students the opportunity to munch on familiar and unfamiliar snacks.


The grant program is serving 63,000 students at 184 Wisconsin schools this school year, including our partnering school - Julian Thomas Elementary.

(Click on the photo to read the complete article from the Racine Journal Times.)

Julian Thomas Elementary School