Students in classrooms across San Francisco and Marin look forward to daily snacks made up of fresh fruits, whole grain crackers, and string cheese.
Many low-income children don’t eat enough food outside of school to support their growing bodies and minds. Snacks give students a healthy boost mid-morning when they need it most. Teachers report morning snacks give students additional energy to learn and to stay focused during the school day.
When schools closed due to the pandemic, the program was paused. In October, we resumed providing snacks to a couple of learning hubs and other academic programs in Marin.
received daily morning snacks
provided by the Food Bank this year
We partnered with
21 high-need public schools
to provide students with wholesome snacks this year
The snack helps them a lot. Before the morning snack program, I would often hear ‘I’m hungry.’ I haven’t heard that since. It really helps them concentrate. This is a great program.”
- Luis Burgos, teacher, West Marin Elementary School
The snack helps the children in their development because it’s healthy. If they’re hungry, they’re lethargic and don’t want to study. Now, with the snack, they have more energy and can pay attention.”
- Guadalupe Aparicio, parent volunteer, West Marin Elementary School
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