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Hwy 69 Chamber helps 'Hungry Kids' Project

Ben Satran, center, president of the Arizona Highway 69 Chamber of Commerce presents a check to Tami Hitt-Wyant, director of Food and Nutrition for Humboldt Unified School District, left, and Carm Staker, Hungry Kids Project coordinator, right.

Ben Satran, center, president of the Arizona Highway 69 Chamber of Commerce presents a check to Tami Hitt-Wyant, director of Food and Nutrition for Humboldt Unified School District, left, and Carm Staker, Hungry Kids Project coordinator, right.

On Nov. 25, the Arizona Highway 69 Chamber of Commerce donated $500 to the Hungry Kids Project, which serves children of quad-city area families in need by providing basic meals on Saturdays and Sundays when they might not have enough to eat at home. On Fridays, school children take home a backpack with six meals - for the children only - to last them through the weekend.

"One of our goals is to support and help the community along the Highway 69 corridor," Chamber President Ben Satran said. "The Arizona Highway 69 Chamber consists of businesses, organizations and individuals that come together for common goals: to create a strong local economy, provide networking opportunities for business members, promote the community and represent the interest of business in government.

"In the past we have presented a student at Mayer High School with a scholarship for college, donated money to the Mayer Area Meals on Wheels, and worked with our members to improve the economy. "When we read the article in the Prescott Valley Tribune about Humboldt Elementary School joining the list of schools in this program, we knew this was a cause that we wanted to assist. Knowing that we could make a difference in the life of a child who may otherwise go hungry over the weekend is a big part of promoting the community especially since this program exists on 100 percent of monetary donations."

Pat Rummer is the director for the Arizona Highway 69 Chamber of Commerce.