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With 5 schools waitlisted, LSS seeks support of child feeding program

Five schools recently reached out to LSS to participate in the Backpack Program, but LSS has had to place them on a waiting list due to a lack of funding. In response to the growing demand, LSS is asking the community to sponsor a student through the Backpack Program. For $15 a month, a sponsor can provide one student and their family with food assistance every week. “No child should go hungry in our community,” LSS President & CEO Bill Brim said. “Hunger is an issue we can solve, if we all work together. As LSS continues working hard to keep our pantry open and running five days a week, we are asking the community to support our efforts by sponsoring a child as a monthly subscriber.”

DONATE TODAY: $15 can feed a family for a month. Sponsor a family as a monthly donor.

More Ways To Help In addition to becoming a monthly subscriber, there are other ways to help fight child hunger through LSS at no financial cost. LSS offers opportunities for individuals and organizations to sponsor a food drive, as well as volunteer shifts in the pantry. Visit the Get Involved tab at https://lssjax.org to learn more. Other LSS hunger relief programs include the on-site food pantry open five days a week as well as Serving our Seniors, which delivers groceries to 450 low-income senior citizens every month. Current Market hours: Monday through Friday: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. with additional afternoon hours on Tuesdays only from 2 – 4 p.m. Article written by Danae Leake; to contact the author, email her at danae.leake@lssjax.org.

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