Kids Now Food Distribution - Second Harvest of Silicon Valley
RSVP of San Mateo & Northern Santa Clara Counties
Kids NOW meets the needs of hungry children and families by providing them with free, nutritious, and easy-to-prepare food to take home on weekends and over school vacations when other resources such as free or reduced-cost school lunches are not available. The Kids NOW Program has been in operation since 2007.
Program Description: Every Thursday or Friday afternoon as they are leaving their after school programs, children ages 3-18 receive an assortment of 8-10 food items to take home. Items include fresh fruit, granola bars, cereal, pasta, and soup. While the items vary from week to week, all are healthy. The Food Bank is committed to providing items with high nutritional value to this vulnerable population. The food is provided to the children in discreet plastic bags that are easy for them to carry. The bags are distributed to all children who participate in the after school program, thus avoiding the stigma of the haves and the have-nots. The Food Bank also uses the bags as a vehicle for communication with the families who participate in the program, promoting healthy eating through the distribution of nutrition education information. Food Bank staff nutritionists distribute materials aimed at educating children and families about healthy eating behaviors. In addition, we include information about other available food resources, including the Food Bank's Food Connection hot-line number. The Food Bank currently delivers food every week throughout the year as long as the partner site is open.
Location: Mater Dolorosa school site.
Time Commitment: Flexible.
About RSVP of San Mateo & Northern Santa Clara Counties
Mills Peninsula Senior Focus, 1720 El Camino Real, Ste 10, Burlingame, CA 94010, US
RSVP is a nationwide network of experienced adults who contribute their time and talents to important programs that strengthen their communities. RSVP of San Mateo & Northern Santa Clara Counties is sponsored by Mills-Peninsula Health Services. RSVP is administered by the Corporation for National & Community Service, the federal agency that supports service and volunteering programs to improve lives, strengthen communities and foster civic engagement. We serve all of San Mateo County and the cities of Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Mountain View. Palo Alto, Los Altos and Los Altos Hills in Santa Clara County.
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