GROUPS TRY TO END LONG BEACH STUDENTS’ HUNGER
By: Emily Thornton, Grunion Gazette
An effort to help end hunger among Long Beach Unified School District students who receive free meals has gotten larger.
That’s because two groups — Team 100 and Food Finders — have joined hands to bring food to Title One schools, or those with a high percentage of students from low-income families.
They’re calling their group Food for Long Beach Kids, benefitting the 54,000 or so LBUSD students who live with families below the poverty level and are on the free meal program.
“It means they’re going hungry on the weekend when they aren’t at school to receive free meals,” said Kelsey Duckett, founder of Seventy Seven Enterprise, a company doing volunteer media outreach for Team 100.
“The goal is that all Title One students on the free meal program will get food,” she said.
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