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CCUSD Seeks Food Donations for New Backpacks for Kids Program

Did you know that more than 45% of CCUSD students receive free or reduced price lunches at their schools every day? For many students, this vital resource includes free breakfast. In some circumstances, healthy, reliable meals on the weekends are not a guarantee. As we all know, healthy meals are vital for student growth, development and learning. The absence of nutrition on the weekend creates challenges for our children, families and those who serve them in our schools.
 
The CCUSD Backpacks for Kids Program is designed to provide food to CCUSD students who may not have access to healthy food during the weekend. Parents and staff will work together to identify students in need. Parents and student volunteers at one CCUSD location on Thursdays will fill the backpacks. The Backpacks will be delivered every Friday to each school for these students to take home anonymously.
 
Parents, students and community volunteers will run the program. Our school families and community members will provide pre-packaged, nonperishable foods through school food drives and other donations.
 
If you would like to volunteer and/or make a direct donation, please contact Leslie Gardner at lgardner63@gmail.com