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Assisteens Provide 10,000 Meals

Local students participating in the Assistance League of Long Beach’s Assisteens Auxiliary are helping to provide 10,000 meals to fellow students whose families are in need of food.

The Operation School Bell Adopt a Family Student Food Program held a recent meal creation event where Long Beach Unified School District students, staff and other volunteers assembled care packages.

“What an honor to stand alongside this incredible group of local high school students to pack 5,000 packets and 10,000 meals for families in Long Beach who are experiencing food insecurity,” LBUSD Deputy Superintendent of Schools Jill Baker said.  “Big thanks to the Assistance League of Long Beach and the Assisteens for your leadership and commitment to our community.  Our LBUSD team loved being with you!”

The nonprofit Assistance League of Long Beach is more than 800 volunteers strong and is the largest of the Assistance League’s 120 chapters nationwide.  Founded in 1940, the organization’s many philanthropic projects include providing thousands of new school uniforms for children in need each year, low-cost orthodontic care, college scholarships for deserving students, and more.  Learn more at assistanceleague.org/longbeach.

ASSISTEENS – Wilson High School  students and Assisteens Kristin Berry and Mina Matta assemble meal packets as part of an Adopt a Family program to help fellow students in need.