On Saturday, April 20, students at Earl Warren Middle School in Solana Beach participated in volunteer activities at Feeding America San Diego. More than 15 students, who are also Kids Korps USA volunteers, participated as a part of the generationOn campaign “What Will You Bring to the Table?” The national campaign calls upon America’s youth to bring their ideas, creativity and passion to the table to help end childhood hunger. Other groups include a local Girl Scouts troop and students from Alpine Elementary School. As a part of the day of service, San Diego youth packed and sorted healthy fresh fruits and vegetables to distribute to kids in need through FASD’s BackPack program and Farm2Kids program, which help feed 16,300 local kids each month.
From March 18 through April 30, generationOn, the youth service enterprise of Points of Light, and its corporate partners – ConAgra Foods, Arby’s, Hilton Hotels & Resorts and Hasbro, Inc.– called upon young people across the country to bring their ideas, creativity and passion to the table to help end child hunger with the launch of “What Will You Bring to the Table?” The goal was to gather kids and teens around tables in their communities to create service projects and bring collective action to raise one million meals for children experiencing hunger in the United States. For more information, visit www.generationon.org.
Kids Korps USA engages young people, ages 5 through 25, in community service. The organization’s mission is to instill in America’s youth the spirit of giving while providing valuable education in leadership and responsibility.
The Kids Korps vision is to develop leaders for life through youth volunteerism. For more information visit http://www.KidsKorps.org.
Established in 2007, Feeding America San Diego (FASD; http://feedingamericasd.org) is San Diego’s largest distributor of hunger-relief food, more than 21.5 million pounds within the last year, and the only Feeding America affiliate in the county. FASD works closely with over 160 partner agencies, local school districts, corporate partners and a network of volunteers to serve 73,000 children, families and seniors in need each week.