This program will help our students whose families qualify for assistance at the Federal Poverty Level and receive either free or reduced lunch prices. As of January 18, 2018 30.8% of the LUHS students qualify for free meals and 5.6% qualify for reduced meals. This equates to 222 students, some of which can go over 67 hours without enough food to sustain their activity during a normal two- day weekend. The majority of these students live in a home that is considered to be food insecure. According the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), food insecurity is defined as a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life.
The Thunderbirds Care program is being designed to help these students with a weekend food package. Each of the packs would contain enough food to provide the student with 2 breakfasts, 2 snacks, and 2 dinners/lunch, including a fruit and vegetable for each day of the weekend. The average cost per student is less than $5.00 per week, $95.00 per semester, and less than $200.00 per school year. We would love to start the program knowing that we can help out at least 50 students, with hopes of building it to all 222 students by fall.
We are reaching out to each of you in hopes of you being able to help out with a donation of any of the needed items. We are looking for volunteers to help with packing bags on Friday afternoons as well as donations of any of the following items:
Plastic bags (i.e. Walmart)
Any monetary donations
Canned Spaghetti, Ravioli, Soup, SPAM, or any other main entrée
High protein snacks
Individual Oatmeal packets
Individual Cereal packets
Any other items you feel could be used (personal hygiene items for boys and girls)
All items donated are tax deductible!
All items can be dropped off in the main office of LUHS or pickup arrangements can be made.
Please direct any questions to:
|Contact: Rebecca Jablonski|