FOOD FINDERS AND TEAM 100 DELIVER GROCERIES TO FAMILIES IN NEED AT ROOSEVELT ELEMENTARY
By Stephanie Rivera, Long Beach Post
Roosevelt Elementary School community members were treated to a special visit during Friday morning’s school assembly.
More than a dozen men, mostly from the Long Beach community, presented themselves in front of the school as the financial donors of Food For
Long Beach Kids—an on-campus program created to address child hunger on weekends, when free and reduced-cost breakfasts and lunches are not available to students.
“We were hearing from schools, from teachers and principals that kids were showing up starving and hungry,” said Tim McBride, a founding member of Team 100—an organization created in 2012 to fund Food For Long Beach Kids. “We thought in a city with so many haves and have-nots, there are plenty of us that have that care about our community and we wanted to get together and do something.”
So McBride and a few others quickly gathered 100 like-minded men to create Team 100.
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