People to People’s It’s in the Bag program is an effort to alleviate childhood hunger in Rockland County by providing at-risk children with weekend food. The Program provides bags filled with child-friendly, nutritious, easy to prepare, shelf-stable food. Bags are discreetly distributed to participating children on Fridays.
Children in need receive healthy breakfast and lunch at school through federally funded programs. However, many of these children live in food insecure households where weekend meals may not be available.
Our program works with the Nyack Center and the Haverstraw Center, which are well-established after-school programs for K-8 public school children living in need. 95% of the children who attend these programs are at or below the federal poverty level. The majority of them have parents who are working poor. We are anticipating to expand this program to the Martin Luther King Center in Spring 2017.
Working with the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley and community donors, People to People secures child-friendly, nutritious, and easy to prepare food items. The food is packaged by volunteers and delivered to the distribution sites each Friday during the school year.
Want to help?
People to People relies on community support to keep this important program thriving. We invite you, your group, or your company to participate by collecting food and assembling bags for donation. Your reward? The knowledge that because of your generosity fewer Rockland children went to bed hungry this weekend.
For a food list and packing instructions, contact Elyce Bristol, Program Manager, 845-623-4900, X 213 or firstname.lastname@example.org