South San Francisco, CA March 13, 2017 Submitted by City of South San Francisco
Imagine coming home from school and having nothing to eat. The refrigerator is empty and the cupboards are bare. Kids tell us it feels scary.
Sadly, 1 in 3 local kids may not be getting enough to eat. And that really is scary.
Hunger can take an emotional toll on these kids as they worry about having enough food. They feel bad when their parents skip meals so they can eat. Hungry kids often struggle at school. They want to learn, but it’s tough when their stomachs are growling and they can’t concentrate.
Every child deserves the chance to have a healthy, productive life, and that starts with nutritious food. Hunger hurts, but it doesn’t have to be like this.
What can you do? Donate food in the three food bins located in the South San Francisco Police department, 33 Arroyo Drive, lobby TODAY!
What to donate?
Meals in a can (soup, stew, chili)
Tuna or canned chicken
Canned foods with pop-top lids
Canned fruit in its own juice or water
Low-sodium canned vegetables
Olive or canola oil
Low-sugar whole grain cereals
Healthy snacks (granola bars,nuts, dried fruit)
*Please avoid items packed in glass. No soda or candy please.