Food 4 Kids Backpack Program Video—Donate Today

September 21, 2018 | Corinne Grandgirard

Graphic of Food 4 Kids Backpack Program

Mission Federal Credit Union is proud to once again support the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank Food 4 Kids Backpack Program. September is Hunger Awareness Month, and taking part in this important program is an opportunity to help raise awareness of the impact of childhood hunger, while also raising funds to help keep kids fed in San Diego County. We invite our Mission Fed members, and other members of the community, to join us in giving back through this program and helping us provide food to children in need.

How the Food 4 Kids Backpack Program helps

The Food 4 Kids Backpack Program provides weekend food packages to chronically hungry elementary school students. Many children from low-income households are at risk of going hungry over the weekend when free or discounted school meals aren’t available. The Food 4 Kids Backpack Program, available at 51 elementary schools in 14 school districts in San Diego County, currently feeds 2,600 students each week. While food bank programs can be of a sensitive nature for families and children, this program avoids the stigma that might be attached to taking part in the Food 4 Kids Backpack Program by discreetly inviting children out of class on Friday afternoons to distribute the bags of food to students. The nutritious food items are packaged so that the food is placed into backpacks, where it goes unnoticed by other students. The program has already reached a great number of students in San Diego County, but with your help and support, we can reach even more.

How you can help Mission Fed fight childhood hunger

Mission Fed believes in the power of giving back to our community and the success of our community and our members is our bottom line. Throughout the month of September, Mission Fed will have red backpacks on display at each of our branches to promote our participation in the Food 4 Kids Backpack Program. We’re passionate about fighting childhood hunger and helping keep local students’ bellies filled all weekend long. Join us! Visit any Mission Fed branch and donate $5 to support the Food 4 Kids Backpack Program to provide a backpack filled with food to a local child in need. As a thank you for your donation, you’ll receive a green apple lapel pin to help show your support for the program and raise awareness of child hunger.

For more information, or to make your donation to Food 4 Kids Backpack Program today, visit any Mission Fed branch or visit SanDiegoFoodBank.org. Learn more about how Mission Fed supports the San Diego community on our website.

Many San Diego school children could face hunger this weekend, but together, we can help provide food for children in need. With your help, we can make a difference. Visit a branch to donate now through September 29, 2018.

The content provided in this blog consists of the opinions and ideas of the author alone and should be used for informational purposes only. Mission Federal Credit Union disclaims any liability for decisions you make based on the information provided. References to any specific commercial products, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm, or corporation name in this article by Mission Federal Credit Union is for the information and convenience of its readers and does not constitute endorsement, control or warranty by Mission Federal Credit Union.

Corinne Grandgirard

Corinne Grandgirard

Corinne Grandgirard has worked in financial services for more than 30 years and has been with Mission Fed for the last 20 years. As VP of the Contact Center, she truly enjoys working with and leading her high performing teams to making a difference in Mission Fed members’ financial lives.

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