Join Advancing Compassion Project and its Volunteers Changing Lives℠ program as we help ensure that kids of the ‘Food 4 Kids’ Backpack Program have enough to eat during the holidays.
The ‘Food 4 Kids’ Backpack Program provides weekend food packages to chronically hungry elementary school students from low-income households who are at risk of hunger over the weekend when free school meals are unavailable.
Every Friday afternoon, at-risk students identified by nurses or teachers are discreetly provided with a nutritional food pack that can be tucked into their backpacks. Each pack contains enough food to see the students through the weekend, and the discreet distributions remove the stigma that might be attached to the program.
Besides your time, we’re also asking volunteers to make a small donation ($10 per youth/student and $15 per adult) to the ‘Food 4 Kids’ backpack program. Each dollar raised helps grow the program and ensures that chronically hungry children have access to food when it is needed…particularly with the coming holidays. And if you cannot afford a donation at this time or if you live out of the area but would like to donate there are options for you, too.
Give a child the opportunity to be extra thankful this month. Reserve your opportunity to help support elementary school kids and the Food Bank by making your donation via our online store. Space is limited.
*For your comfort, please bring a light jacket or sweater; for your safety, sandals, flip-flops or open-toed shoes are not permitted.
**Volunteers must be six years or older, and all minors age 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult. For groups of children there must be 1 adult present for every 10 children between the ages of 10 and 15, and there must be 1 adult present for every 3 children under the age of 10.
***Both Advancing Compassion Project and the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank are registered 501(c)(3) organizations.
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