SFUSD Recognizes Partnership with the Food Bank
May 25, 2012
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San Francisco, CA (May 25, 2012) – The San Francisco Unified School District honored the Food Bank with a resolution of commendation during the Tuesday, May 22, 2012 SFUSD board meeting.
SFUSD Commissioner Sandra Lee Fewer thanked the Food Bank for bringing access to healthy food to 3,200 families every week through Healthy Children Pantries in 34 San Francisco public schools. In addition to school-based food pantries, the Food Bank operates a Morning Snack Program that provides more than 10,000 students a day with fresh handheld fruit and high-protein trail mix. Through these two programs alone, the Food Bank distributes 2.3 million pounds of food to district families annually and more than 1 million snacks a year to students.
The SFUSD has long been a supporter of healthy foods and recognizes that proper nutrition is linked to cognitive development and school performance. The board commended the Food Bank on its work and expressed its desire for a long and continued partnership.