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October 5, 2017

Community Partnership Brings New Food Program To Amistad Elementary

A contribution from Hanford site contractor Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS) will bring 2nd Harvest's Bite2Go program to Amistad Elementary, providing 1,000 food kits to students in need.

The Bite2Go program is aimed at helping students who face regular shortages of food at home. The program will distribute food kits every Friday that provide four meals and several snacks that are nutritious, easy-to-open, nonperishable and don't require cooking.  

More than 95 percent of Amistad's students qualify for free or reduced-price meals and the school currently provides free breakfasts and lunches to all its students under the federally-funded Community Eligibility Provision. Amistad Principal Andy Woehler says the partnership of WRPS and 2nd Harvest will further help the school's students.

"Hunger is a serious obstacle to learning. Poor nutrition poses a strong risk to student's learning and engagement. The 2nd Harvest/WRPS partnership will help to curb this hurdle for students and their teachers," Woehler says.

Thank you to WRPS and 2nd Harvest for stepping up to support our students.