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"After working directly with students, we realized that among all the services still needed, food and tutoring were the areas of greatest need and had the potential for the greatest impact."
-June Gilfillan, Intervention Coordinator, Nevada Union High School
Your generous donation will help provide food to students
Each school day, many young people are making a choice to improve their future, despite their living situation. Some are homeless. Even more are food insecure.
How can we, as a community, support these young people? We can provide access to healthy food beyond the school day and empower them to care for themselves, their families, and their future.
The lack of food availability for teens was initially raised during a collaboration meeting on Food Insecurity in 2018. It proved to be a complicated issue. How do we provide food to minors who attend school during the week? We needed transportation, a safe and accessible distribution site, volunteers that were background--checked, and the cooperation of multiple organizations. We persisted in our efforts and in February 2020, in cooperation with Interfaith Food Ministry and Nevada Joint Union High School District we established the county’s first school campus food pantry in February 2020.
The program is now at Nevada Union, Silver Springs, Bear River, Bitney Springs, Arete, Ready Springs and Williams Ranch.
If your school would like to have a school pantry, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
"I volunteered because I thought that I could help students in need. What I experienced was a group of young adults empowered to take care of themselves, their families, and loved ones." --Deborah Lewis
United Way of Nevada County
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