Date(s) - 09/01/2015 - 06/30/2016
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How can a child start their school week productively when they are hungry? Today, 72% of Long Beach Unified School District student live with families below the poverty level. They benefit from subsidized meal programs at school. On the weekends, however, many kids don’t have the luxury of a daily three-meal diet. By the time they return to school on Monday morning, their hunger overshadows any focus on learning.
The Long Beach Food 4 Kids program was designed to meet this need. Throughout the school year, Food Finders will deliver a bag of non-perishable food each Friday to some of the neediest families of elementary school students. During this school year, twelve Title One elementary schools in the LBUSD will benefit from this program – receiving food bag deliveries that amount to more than 130,000 meals.
Each bag is filled with ten items – everything from pasta and tuna, to oatmeal, rice, beans, cereals, soup and a variety of canned foods. The food is purchased or received through generous donations.
Volunteers are also needed to pack up and help deliver the bags every Friday.
Anyone interested in donating, whether through a local collection site or directly, or volunteering, please contact Diana Lara at (562) 283-1400 x101 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
For a complete list of items needed, click on the image below.