Youth Impact has been serving those in need in its main office with its Food Giveaway Project on Fort Boulevard since November as mentioned in this post. Our goal is to reach out to as many neighboring communities and expand our food bank. An opportunity arose at the Canutillo Independent School District (CISD) while we were networking with Laura Lopez, Parent Liaison from Canutillo Elementary School.
No Hunger Games Project
Laura gave us the opportunity to serve families in need of resources by permitting us to take this Food Giveaway Project to the CISD on April 20, 2017. Our “No Hunger Games” Project gave us the opportunity to provide bags filled with groceries to them. Everything from canned vegetables, pasta, juice, raisins, watermelons and more, were handed to them.
Below are our leaders serving with a smile.
Since our objective is to get the youth involved, Laura had teens from the district volunteer by sorting and stacking the food to be ready to bag. These students were also given their bags of food since many of them come from low-income families.
Our Canutillo students in action!
After all the students had the chance to grab their bags of groceries, they were addressed by Cesar, Executive Director of Youth Impact. He gave them information about what we are trying to accomplish and how they can impact the community as well. Talking to them about the leadership skills that can be acquired and motivating them to continue contributing to their community when they volunteer.
Our parent liaison also had adult volunteers that constantly help her with other school projects. They too helped out by bagging the food and separating it in two bags per family. Other tasks they handled were helping families fill out proper documents that are necessary for the organization and having them sign up.
To help us serve the Canutillo Community, we have our collaborators to thank. These organizations have a similar mission as our organization in wanting to stop kids from going hungry and helping the youth become involved. These organizations helped with funding and providing the food for the families: