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Nonprofit Helps to Feed Local Students

The Long Beach Unified School District has received two grants for a total of $237,500 from the nonprofit No Kid Hungry California to help end childhood hunger. 

The most recent grant of $140,000 arrived after an initial award of $97,500 to help feed students during the ongoing pandemic.

In response to the pandemic and school closures, LBUSD implemented free grab-and-go meals for all children ages 1 to 18. Breakfast and lunch are offered for pick up at no charge at participating school sites.

“This school year looks different than any we’ve seen before, but one thing remains the same. Kids rely on us not just for their education, but also for nutritious meals,” LBUSD Nutrition Services Director Mark Chavez said. “These grants from No Kid Hungry will help ensure that we can continue to provide our students with the nutrition they need to learn, while also helping their families make ends meet during this difficult time.”

The funds are part of nearly $4.5 million in grants awarded by No Kid Hungry since the beginning of the pandemic to California nonprofits and schools serving meals to children and families.

For more information on grab-and-go meals, visit Nutrition Services.