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  • It feeds school children and their families healthy, vitamin-rich, nutritious food items that otherwise may not be affordable such as milk, fresh produce, vegetables, peanut butter, tuna, canned/boxed dinners on a weekly basis; healthy children are happy children. 

  • It helps students focus more on school work because they are not worried about where their next meal is coming from; they are not hungry; and their brains are receiving proper nutrition.

  • It presents an opportunity for students to excel in sports because their bodies have needed calories and nutrition.

  • It teaches empathy, compassion and the importance of helping others without any stigma to those in need.

  • It reduces food waste from the school cafeterias; nobody likes waste.

  • For students, Helping Hands provides opportunities for leadership experience and volunteer hours to add to applications and resumes.

  • Creative teachers can turn food collected as part of a Helping Hands Program into fun, practical math/science lessons.

  • It helps schools do their part in taking care of the environment and making the earth a greener place to live by reducing a school's greenhouse gas emissions. 

  • It gives community businesses and organizations a chance to be involved in children’s lives, joining forces to provide even more food for Helping Hands families.

  • It helps relieve the economic burden food insecure families face and helps them better leverage economic opportunity by community-based bridges to address needs gaps.

  • It serves as a STEAM learning platform with work-based learning and pathway connections

  • And, much more…

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