Radiant Electric has teamed up with the Kansas Food Bank (www.kansasfoodbank.org) to sponsor Quarter Quest, a plan to fund food for school children in Radiant’s service area. Every Friday, the Kansas Food Bank delivers backpacks of food to over a dozen elementary and middle schools located in Radiant Electric’s service area. The backpacks are distributed to over 400 students, providing the weekend food for kids who might otherwise go hungry when the meals they receive at schools and childcare end on Fridays. Sadly, the number of students in need continues to rise each semester.
For some children, the food in this backpack may be the only food they receive over the weekend. The program allows these children to return to school on Monday morning ready to think, listen, and learn—an opportunity all children should have. The most essential school supply is food. The backpack program results in a higher graduation rate among our most vulnerable school children, enhancing our social and economic development and ultimately benefiting everyone in our area.
Radiant requests their members to support Quarter Quest by voluntarily authorizing the addition of a tax-deductible 25-cent donation to their monthly bill. Of course, any donation is accepted—whether a one-time donation or a set amount monthly. Donations are sent to the Kansas Food Bank who purchase the food, fill the backpacks with nutritional “open and eat” food, and distribute them to the schools for children in our service area who are at serious risk of present and future problems stemming from childhood hunger.
Radiant Electric encourages members to support Quarter Quest as an opportunity to take care of our own—one quarter at a time. To donate to Quarter Quest, just check the authorization on your payment slip for a quarter (or more) to be added to future bills. For more information or for those who pay your electric bill online, contact our billing department at 620-378-2161 ext 100.