A hungry child cannot learn.
Can you imagine coming home from school on Friday afternoon and not being able to find a snack in the house? What would it be like to know that the lunch you ate at school on Friday would be the last full meal you ate until you return to school on Monday?
Hunger hurts everyone, but it is especially devastating to children because it deprives them of more than just food. On empty stomachs, kids don’t have the energy to focus, engage, learn, and grow.
What is South Plains Food2Kids?
Every week, dozens of community volunteers assemble sacks of food that are sent home with children on Friday afternoons so that they have food to eat over the weekend. The program sends home 1,800 sacks of food a week on average to 25 Lubbock ISD elementary schools. South Plains Food2Kids transitioned to a stand-alone 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 2019 and is currently in a 5-year transitional partnership with the Junior League of Lubbock.
For more information about the program and how to donate or volunteer, please contact the Executive Director of South Plains Food2Kids at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also see the South Plains Food2Kids Facebook page.