Sunnyvale school grocery program provides weekend meals to students

For many parents, San Miguel Elementary School is not just a place to fill their children’s minds but their stomachs as well.

Since 2015, the school has participated in the Weekend School Food Program organized by Sunnyvale Community Services in partnership with the Sunnyvale School District. The program allows parents and other residents to pick up 32 pounds of donated food twice a month on Fridays.

The program has since expanded to Vargas, Bishop, and Lakewood elementary schools.

On Feb. 10, San Miguel parents and non-parents alike came in to get their bimonthly delivery of produce and dry foods that include grocery items such as cereal, rice, beans, canned fruit, carrots, potatoes, lunch meat, pasta, tomato sauce, peanut butter, soup and fresh herbs. Food comes from Second Harvest Food Bank and is purchased by Sunnyvale Community Services. Produce is donated by Sun Basket, a meal delivery service.

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Article by Victoria Kezra, Silicon Valley Community Newspapers.

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