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/)