The Lee County School District is making sure food in the cafeteria never goes to waste by partnering with the Harry Chapin Food Bank to donate produce and other items close to their expiration date so the food bank can distribute them to those in need.
Hancock Creek Elementary is one of the many schools that already started receiving these food kits. The food bank tells WINK News their pilot program in SWFL was so successful they decided to start putting kits in more schools to help families in need.
The kits are filled with different food items like rice, pasta, mac and cheese, soup, and other non perishable items that can make up to about 15 meals.
Harry Chapin did say that the family has to be able to show their household income to be eligible for these kits. If you are interested in having your child’s school included program, you can sign up online here.