Healthy Food On the Weekend Helps Students In School
By Eric Steckel | March 11, 2020
Learning can’t happen on an empty stomach. Sadly, poverty in our community causes many children to go hungry, especially on the weekends when nutritious school lunches are not available.
Our amazing and faithful group of 30 Health4Kids volunteers gathers together twice a month at the Alameda County Community Food Bank, where they sort and pack food for children to take home from school and supplement their cupboards.
Since mid-September alone, we have assembled 7,550 bags of nourishing groceries! The Food Bank makes sure that the food is nutritious, including items like 1% milk, canned goods (vegetables, chicken, tuna, and fruit) that are low in sodium and sugar, and other pantry staples such as oatmeal, beans, and rice. We greatly appreciate our volunteers for their dedication and compassion, the Food Bank for providing the food through their Children’s Backpack program, and the Food Bank truck drivers and FedEx drivers for delivering assembled bags to pick-up locations.
If you’d like to join our Health4Kids team, we’d love to have you. Just contact Charlotte Martinez at firstname.lastname@example.org.