Rotary District 5340: San Diego, California

District Service Project – Volunteering at Feeding America Food Bank

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August 06, 2016 9:00 am - August 06, 2016 12:00 pm
Feeding America San Diego, Waples Street, San Diego, CA, United States
Address: Feeding America San Diego, Waples Street, San Diego, CA, United States
Feeding America San Diego helps feed more than 16,000 children, families and seniors in our local community every week! Come join your fellow District 5340 Rotarians for a fun-filled morning and hands-on service project as we volunteer at the Feeding America warehouse. Spouses, friends and children 6+ years old are welcome and we'd love to have them join in on the fun! We'll spend our morning shift in their Distribution Center doing a number of different projects and depending on what's needed may include:
  • Filling bags with fresh produce to be later delivered to children in need
  • Sorting food that has been pulled from grocery store shelves to prevent it from reaching the landfill and instead into the hands of families in need
  • Repacking bulk product received by Feeding America at a discount
Feeding America is always accepting food donations and feel free to bring any donations that your and your club would like to donate. Also, please note that since we'll be volunteering in their Distribution Center, closed toe shoes are required. Cost: $9.99 per person and includes lunch (pizza, salad & beverages) immediately following the end of our shift at 11am. Sign up today on the District Website!

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    About the Monarch School

    Monarch has served San Diego for nearly three decades, beginning as a one-room education center and expanding into a K-12 comprehensive school designed to educate homeless youth.

    There are more than 1.2 million homeless students across the country and 22,000 in San Diego County alone. Research shows homelessness contributes to a wide range of challenges including physical and psychological problems, safety fears and academic struggles. It’s estimated that 75% of homeless students do not receive a high school diploma. The barriers these students face, hinder their ability to become contributing, successful members of their families and society and place them at a high risk of becoming tomorrow’s homeless adults.

    At Monarch, we give students the skills and tools they need to overcome these odds.

    Sandra McBrayer founded the school in 1987 recognizing the need to get homeless youth off the streets and in school. She was later named Teacher of the Year by President Bill Clinton for her work. In 1999, the Monarch School Project a 501 (c)(3) was established by San Diego Rotary to help relocate the school to a new facility. Today, the partnership between the school and the non-profit continues to make Monarch a recognized leader in the education of homeless youth.