The Shifa Clinic SC

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Child Hunger Prevention Program

Please read the detail of the program below. The form to fill out is in the end of this page.

What is the program about?
Many children who rely on free and reduced price lunches during school year go home to meager or no meals on weekends. The Shifa Clinic Child Hunger Prevention program works to fill that gap.

How does the Program work?
On Fridays children of Eagle Nest Elementary School receive a Food Sack containing six balanced meals and two healthy snacks at the end of every week. The children are selected by school principals, guidance counselors, and various after school programs.
The food is given discretely to kids with their parents permission.The school has a consent form which is signed by parents and kept on record with school.
The children come down to School Counselor area every Friday between 1:30 and 2:00 to get their bag. The teachers are all aware of this process and send them down.

Please Help Fill Our Backpacks for Hungry Children!
We are starting this program with 10 children and we plan to increase steadily with your help and support. You can help by either by donating towards this program or give us the supplies needed.
Please consider picking up a few extra items when you are out shopping.
Examples of food needed:
Breakfast Items Snack ItemsLunch/Dinner Items
Cereal Apple sauce Mac and cheese
Breakfast bars Chips Beef Ravioli
Fruit cups Pudding Spagetti Os
Oatmeal Granola bars Ramen Noodles
Yogurt cereal bars Fruit snacks Cup O Noodles
- Crackers Mashed Potatoes (dry packet)
- Juice box Starkist Tuna
- Raisins Vienna Chicken Sausage
- Yogurt Corn Cups
- Jiff Peanut Butter To Go -

How can I help?
You can help in whatever way is easy on you. If you wish you can donate any amount and we will do the shopping and save you the hassle of bagging and delivering. Each bag costs us on an average $5.50 dollars for 16 items in a bag for 2 days of meals. Or, you can provide us with food sacks made up of 4 breakfast items, 4 lunch items, 4 snack items and 4 dinner items in each sack. You can also provide us with any of the food items listed below in any amount easy on you.

How do I deliver?
You can deliver at our clinic of any of the days we are open. See Clinic schedule for details.

Is there a School Liaison and what are her responsibilities?
We have Ms Fatima Annab as the school Liason and she has the following responsibilities:
• Working with teachers to learn when children involved in the program leave the school and when new children join the school.
• Printing and providing the labels each week.
• Distributing and collecting program evaluations to children, teachers, and parents.
• Communicating with school administration, staff, and teachers about the program.
• Being the general eyes and ears about the progress of the program at a school.

How many bags of food do you provide monthly?
We are currently providing 80 bags per month.

How many bags do you need to sponsor one child?
Four bags are needed to sponsor one child.

What grades are the children in? They can be from any grade K-5.

What about extended breaks?
Currently our program is only for weekends.

Will we be provided the names of the children?
No the school authorities have stated that this is against FERPA and the identity of the child and family will not be disclosed.
If you have any further questions please feel free to ask or email us at shifa.sc@icanrelief.org.

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