Since Christmas vacation 2003, children and teens in the Pottsboro Independent School District have received nutritious, pre-packaged breakfast and lunch food provided by Visions of Sugarplums volunteers during the winter break, spring break and all summer.

Since Christmas vacation 2003, children and teens in the Pottsboro Independent School District have received nutritious, pre-packaged breakfast and lunch food provided by Visions of Sugarplums volunteers during the winter break, spring break and all summer.


This past summer, the program shared 13,648 meals with 120 children and teens. Throughout this fall, VOS has provided about 80 snack packs each weekend to students in need.


The applications for winter break 2013 are still coming in, but again this year, VOS will make food deliveries to families who have applied for assistance and been qualified as recipients by Pottsboro school counselors.


Visions of Sugarplums is a nonprofit organization that provides breakfast and lunch food during each extended school break and on weekends to students who qualify for the free or reduced-cost meal program in the Pottsboro Independent School District. Contributions to VOS are tax-deductible.


VOS is located at 501 Spur 316, Suite 104, Pottsboro, TX 75076, in Preston Plaza. Contributions may be mailed to that address.


For more information or to arrange delivery or pick-up of any of the following items, please contact Virgie Holbrook at 903-821-9243 or virgie.holbrook@hotmail.com.


Because VOS makes every effort to purchase only food with the money given to the organization, the following essential non-food items are at the top of our wish list:


• dolly for moving cases of food;


• gallon-size zip-close freezer bags;


• paper towels;


• white or pastel copy paper - 8.5 x 11;


• legal-size envelopes;


• first class postage stamps;


• ink jet peel-and-stick address labels, Avery 5160 or equivalent; and


• gift cards for photocopying at area office supply stores.


VOS is glad to receive any non-perishable food but has special need of the following — cash gifts are also appreciated:


• single-serving containers of vegetables;


• single-serving packets of macaroni and cheese;


• single-serving fruit cups and applesauce;


• single-serving cans of tuna and meat;


• single-servings of instant breakfast;


• breakfast bars;


• packets of instant breakfast;


• vienna sausage; and


• beef sticks.