Team 100 Feeding Disadvantaged Long Beach Students on Weekends
What we do and why we do it
Title One schools supply breakfast and lunch on school days… but who provides for them during the weekends?
No one! Until now.
The Volunteer Center’s Team 100 members deliver non-perishable food to Title One elementary school children in LBUSD. The food is to be consumed over the weekend by these disadvantaged families. Every Friday, we deliver food to hungry elementary school students. Each bag is filled with ten 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. Your membership will allow us to feed more students. The goal is to expand the program to help many more families.
Christopher J. Steinhauser, Superintendent of Schools in Long Beach, wrote in part:
“I write in strong support of Team 100, a group of 100 local men who want to make a difference in the lives of some of Long Beach’s neediest students. In particular, I encourage your generous support of T100’s Food for Kids program, now in its third year here in the Long Beach Unified School District….I can think of no other cause that is more deserving of your support than one that provides the basic necessity of nourishment to some of our most disadvantaged children and their families.”
To read his wonderful letter, click here.
To see a video about how Team 100 and Food For Kids are making a real impact in our community, please click the image below.
To read about us in the Grunion Gazette click here. A number of news organizations recorded the delivery of 100 bags of food by Team 100 to International Elementary including: Press Telegram Front Page article. Our latest Press Releases on this incredible program:
For a recent article in the OC Register about adding two new schools, click here. To read their latest press release about Food for Kids Deliveries, click here.
Blue Martini Ball
Team 100 is off to another rousing year and again hosting the event of the year in Long Beach with the “by invitation only” Blue Martini Ball event. To see pictures of the 2013 event, click here and for pictures of the 2012 event, click here. To purchase tickets, you must either be a Team 100 member or know the right people. Call Tim McBride, Team 100 President, at (562) 493-7575 for more information.
Team 100 has elected officers and have great plans, which will be announced soon, to support the Volunteer Center’s Food For Kids program.
To join, please call the Team 100 Membership Chair, Pat McBride at 949-279-0436 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.