Because of the holiday break in December, we did not hold our usual food packing event for our Weekend Food for Kids program this month.  Instead, we provided more than $10,000 in grocery gift cards to families at the eight Title 1 elementary schools we serve.  We know these cards are much needed and much appreciated.  One counselor reported receiving several calls from anxious parents who wanted to know when the card would be delivered.  She was thankful she could tell them the cards would be delivered soon and relieve some of their concerns over the holidays.