MEDIA RELATIONS: LONG BEACH POST, Food For Long Beach Kids

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.

img_0209More 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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MEDIA RELATIONS: GRUNION GAZETTE, Food For Long Beach Kids

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.556659b9325a4.image

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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