Food Programs

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Nov

the Eastside – Donates Food-filled Backpacks to Students in Need

Assistance League of the Eastside donated 60 backpacks of food for the Pantry Packs program to help feed students in need at a local Redmond junior high school. When kids don’t get enough to eat, they can’t concentrate and they can’t learn. Teachers tell stories of kids excited to be at school on Mondays because […]

Nov

Charlotte – Provides Snacks and Weekend Food

Operation Check Hunger was established in 1993 as Assistance League of Charlotte’s first philanthropic program.  In a recent report, North Carolina continues to rank among the ten worst states in the percentage of children lacking food on a regular basis. The program is designed to alleviate children’s hunger by distributing food in three ways: Assistance League provides […]

Nov

Diablo Valley – Food Boxes Receive Hands-on Support

Established in 2012, Assistance League of Diablo Valley’s Community Programs includes seven programs that meet a range of community needs. Food Boxes is one of these programs whose members purchase food items and everyday necessities for individuals and families who are in crisis. In preparing for an Easter feast, Food Boxes Chairman Joanna Smith and […]

Nov

Northern Virginia – Weekend Food for Kids

Fairfax County, the second richest county in the United States, can’t have hungry citizens. Wrong! In Fairfax County there are 89,000 residents who are struggling with hunger, including 38,000 children (Source: Capital Area Food Bank).  In Northern Virginia 1 in 6 children is at risk of or experiencing hunger (Source: U.S. Census), and 1 in […]

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Nov

Food Programs

The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that one of every five children in America today does not have consistent access to adequate food. “Food insecurity–the limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe food–exists in 17.2 million households in America, 3.9 million of them with children.” (http://www.feedingamerica.org/hunger-in-america). Children are given nutritious breakfasts and lunches […]