The first thing most kids do when they get home from school is make a mad dash to the fridge looking for something to eat. There's something about sitting in a classroom that makes you work up an appetite. That's even more of an issue for kids who have after-school activities.

In Hannibal, Douglass Community Services has started a new program to serve brown bag suppers to those students with activities after school. Volunteers pack the meals and deliver them to school. The program just started this week and already Douglass is prepared to serve anywhere from 800 to 1600 meals. Contact the coach or club sponsor to arrange a meal.

Douglass is a remarkable organization. Their programs reach all ages, babies to senior citizens, who are in need. They operate a food pantry, a thrift store, Kids In Motion and the Head Start program. That's just a sampling of the work they do. Douglass has its headquarters in Hannibal but they serve 8 counties in Northeast Missouri. They're always in need of donations and volunteers. To see how you can help, call them at (573) 221-3892.