Food For Kids

How can any child concentrate on education when they are hungry? Poverty causes many of these Title One students to arrive at school Monday morning without adequate nourishment. Simply put, these children are hungry and in some cases have not eaten since Friday’s school lunch. These circumstances create special needs and have dramatic effects on educational progress and self-esteem. Title One schools supply breakfast and lunch on school days… but who provides for them during the weekends?

FFK Logo ColorFood For Kids is a Volunteer Center program that delivers non-perishable food to Title One elementary school children in the Compton and Long Beach Unified School Districts. The food is to be consumed over the weekend by these disadvantaged families. Every Friday, Volunteer Center volunteers assemble and deliver shopping bags to the schools/students. Each bag is filled with ten (10) items of non-perishable food, for example: pasta, tuna, oatmeal, soup, applesauce, rice, beans, canned beef, peas and cereals. This provides food for the family for the weekend.

To watch a short video of local media coverage of both the needs and the Food For Kids solution, please click the image below.

Alexandra Weiss presents how Food For Kids is helping our community.

Alexandra Weiss presents how Food For Kids is helping our community.

Food donations are provided by both individuals and corporate sectors of the community. The goal is to expand the Food For Kids program to help many more families.

Please help!

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The children of Jefferson Elementary School thank the Food For Kids Program

Food For Kids Supporters

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