All of the food items are simple, easy-to-open boxes or containers that require no preparation, and the children have access to all the time.
But since the program is just in the beginning stages, they are only able to supply food for 50 children in Coos Bay and another 50 in Reedsport.
But Schone-Clark says the need is much greater than just 100 children.
“We understand that children are coming to school on Mondays very hungry. In fact, if you talk to cooks, they’ll tell you they double the amount of food they provide children on Mondays, because they’re not getting enough over the weekend.”
Even more shocking, she says, “Some children are literally shaking in line as they wait for their lunch, because they haven’t had enough calories over the weekend.”
ORCCA hopes to double or even triple the number of children they can feed by next school year.
But to do that, they need some help, to find out what you can do log on their web-page at www.orcca.us
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