In celebration of the wonderful work that they do every single week, International Relief Teams hosted a Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon for the dedicated volunteers of our Feeding San Diego Kids program.
Hungry or poorly fed children cannot learn. They struggle to engage in academic and social activities. The consequences of childhood hunger can be chronic health problems, behavioral challenges, and social issues.
"Feeding San Diego's Kids" is a weekend food assistance program developed by International Relief Teams to address the chronic issue of food-insecure low-income families within the San Diego School District. Since 2012, the program has served thousands of low-income children attending the San Diego Unified School District.
The program has been widely successful due to the great efforts of our dedicated volunteers. During the 2022-2023 School Year, 35 volunteers came together to fill bags with nutritious food for a family of 4 for 2 days, providing 24 meals per weekend. At the end of each week, those foodbags are delivered by volunteers to local schools where a designated School Liaison distributes them to the children in the program.
Over the course of 30 weeks, our volunteers packed and delivered over 8,740 food packs. In total, we have been able to provide 209,760 weekend meals to 302 families.
Thank you, International Relief Teams volunteers, for all that you do!