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Hungry children are less likely to seek out the food bank
At Amistad Elementary in Kennewick, Washington, many of the children receive free or reduced school lunch. When teachers noticed children coming to school without breakfast and taking food home with them for dinner, they realized that the existing food bank services were missing many people.
Solution: Bring the food bank to the school
The school partnered with 2nd Harvest and local civic groups to bring a mobile food pantry right to campus. Students in need can fill their backpacks with food on the way home.