Citizens Helping Citizens Fight Hunger

Citizens Helping Citizens Fight Hunger


SEASON GAME. A HUNDRED PEOPLE WILL WIN. ALL NEW THIS MORNING… AS YOU SIT DOWN FOR BREAKFAST THIS MORNING — IT’S EASY TO FORGET HOW MANY PEOPLE — DON’T KNOW WHERE THEIR NEXT MEAL WILL COME FROM. THE FOOD BANK OF WESTERN NEW YORK IS EXPANDING A PROGRAM IN SCHOOLS TO HELP FAMILIES AT HOME. NEWS 4’S KATIE ALEXANDER IS AT THE FOOD BANK TO EXPLAIN. KATIE? SEPTEMBER IS HUNGER ACTION MONTH — AND IT’S PUTTING THE FOOD BANK OF WESTERN NEW YORK’S PROGRAMS IN THE SPOTLIGHT. THE SCHOOL PANTRY PROGRAM PROVIDES HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ACCESS TO NUTRITIOUS FOOD THAT CAN BE SHARED WITH OTHERS IN THEIR HOUSEHOLD. PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS HOST A FOOD PANTRY WITHIN THE SCHOOL BUILDING, AND DISCRETELY ALLOW STUDENTS TO “SHOP” THE PANTRY FOR FOODS. THIS PROGRAM IS ESPECIALLY CRITICAL TO HIGH SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN WHO SERVE AS THE PRIMARY OR SOLE CARETAKER OF THEIR YOUNGER SIBLINGS OR COUSINS. OTHER STUDENTS RELY ON THEIR SCHOOL PANTRY BECAUSE THEIR PARENT/GUARDIAN IS UNABLE TO OBTAIN FOOD DUE TO A DISABILITY, UNPREDICTABLE WORK SCHEDULES OR LACK OF TRANSPORTATION. YOU CAN LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SCHOOL PANTRY PROGRAM AND HOW YOU CAN HELP — ON THE FOUND IT ON 4 SECTION OF

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