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Meals2Kids

Introduction

Meals2Kids continues to be a successful GFTH program and makes a real difference in the lives of many children. The purpose of Meals2Kids is to provide weekend food for Coupeville Elementary School students who experience "hunger insecurity," which means that they don't know if they will get a meal, when they will get their next meal, and what that meal will be. Students are identified for this weekend food program by school staff and teachers. Some families are homeless, some are grandparents raising their grandchildren, some are single parents, but many children come from families with working parents who don't earn a living wage or get full-time hours.

GFTH volunteers deliver bags of nonperishable food to the school every Friday, and the classroom teachers slip the bags into the students' backpacks when school is over. Each bag contains 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 beverages, 2 snacks, and 2 pieces of fresh fruit. Meals2Kids: 2 of everything. In the 2016-2017 school year, we are serving between 30 and 40 kids at Coupeville Elementary School.

Funding

Meals2Kids 2017 Fundraiser

On March 28th, Andreas and Lisa Wuzrainer, owners of Christopher’s, and John Tristao of the musical group "Johnny Bulldog"partnered to organize another fabulous fundraiser for our >Meals2Kids program. Andreas donated 100% of the full four-course meal and paid his staff to work on their night off; the staff donated their tips; and John and his band donated the music. Thanks to their generosity, the entire price of the event tickets went directly to the Meals2Kids program!

Many thanks go out to all those involved in making this evening a success along with all those who attended to support our community food bank and this important program!



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