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Volunteers pack nearly 2,000 bags for food-insecure students

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

On Sunday, almost 2,000 bags were packed up at the South Plains Food2Kids warehouse on Chicago Avenue, each one filled with non-perishable snacks.


"For kids that are food insecure, they get a bag of food to go home with them every Friday," Kacee Hogg 

It is a small gesture that can make all the difference. 

"They come to school on Monday morning hungry, and you know, if you're hungry you can't learn. This is supposed to be shelf-stable food, that can hold them over for the weekend. It's not a meal but it's snacks that they can open and it won't expire quickly and things that just kind of, fill their tummies for the weekend," Hogg said. 

 

Volunteers packed almost 2,000 bags on Sunday

 

Volunteers come in at least 4 times a month to make sure no child goes hungry.

It is no easy feat, so on packing days it is all hands on deck.

"Everybody just steps in and takes a job and everyone just works together beautifully," superintendent of Lubbock ISD Dr. Kathy Rollo said.


Jackson Caroom, started helping out when he was only 8 years old.

"I like doing it because, it's a good feeling in my gut. Because I'm helping kids who don't have food during the weekends," Caroom said. 


Dozens of volunteers gathered to work quickly and efficiently to fill boxes, labeled specifically for the schools that they'll be heading to this week.

Red boxes filled with snack bags will be taken directly to schools

 

"Almost 2,000 of our Lubbock ISD students benefit from the Food2Kids program on a weekly basis," Dr. Roll said. 


Lubbock ISD cabinet members joined superintendent Kathy Rollo to help pack bags.

"We thought this is one way for us to get out of the office and do something hands on for our kids," Dr. Rollo added.


Food2Kids is always looking for volunteers and donations. To find out how you can help, you can click here.

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