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‘Food 4 Kids’ Backpack Program

Join Advancing Compassion Project and the Volunteers Changing Lives ® program at the San Diego Food Bank to prepare supplemental food bags for the Food 4 Kids Backpack Program during the[masked] school year.

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.

*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.

Please RSVP; space is limited to 40 participants. (http://www.advancingcompassion.org/event/food4kidsbackpackprogram-sep142013/)

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  • Kim

    Can't wait to meet you guys tomorrow while participating in this great cause!

    September 13, 2013

  • Bill H

    Oopsy, I was too late, too

    September 7, 2013

  • Shirley

    Bummer wish I could have been there but there is no more openings.

    1 · September 2, 2013

    • Kim

      Don't worry if you can't make it this time, we'll soon organize another event for this amazing cause!!

      1 · September 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I wish I could be there. I have to work that day.

    September 1, 2013

  • mauralee

    Thanks for that reminder. I totally missed That part of the sign up. I've filled those backpacks before and it is such a great program. Breaks my heart that it's so needed

    1 · August 20, 2013

  • Kim

    Don't forget to sign up directly at the food 4 kids website to reserve your spot :-)

    Happy givings!!

    1 · August 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is simply amaaaaazing! I feel lucky just having the chance to participate, thank you, and thank you!!!

    1 · August 20, 2013

  • Sara

    Hope others can make it! Please be sure to sign up for the event via the link above.

    August 18, 2013

    • Kim

      I will, tnx!

      August 18, 2013

  • Kim

    Thank you for suggesting this meetup Sara! Great idea!!!

    August 18, 2013

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