THANK YOU for making the Holiday Food Drive possible. Thanks to the families who contributed, and thanks to the families who volunteered to organize and pass out bags. Together we were able to serve 64 families. The collaborative effort was met with a sea of gratitude from needy families. We will be doing two more food drives: Spring Break and a Summer Send Off.
This past summer I applied for and received a grant through Alameda County's Food Bank for a School Pantry, to serve the needs of all district families. However, there is now the issue of space. Having this pantry is a vital piece to support the sustainability of many families within this district. This pantry would have the potential to be a hub to engage parents through targeted workshops in areas where access is a barrier. I envision workshops about learning languages, culture, technology, understanding Common Core, medical access (for those without insurance), in addition to information about ways to participate as a parent to affect change for children and families within this district. Together we can create ways to manage this space and serve families where they are, to produce equitable outcomes for all students.
Please stop by, let's talk! If you feel like finding a space for this pantry would be an important addition to our community, please make your voice heard! Organization is the key!
Together WE CAN!
Malcolm X/John Muir
Site Coordinator for Family Engagement and Equity