How it Works

  • Culver City School District sends out an information letter to every family in the district about the program

  • Families apply for the program at their schools.

  • Staff and teachers at the various school sites identify the students in need who have not requested to be included.

  • A letter is sent home to the family to ask if they would like to participate in the program. The staff sends the number of backpacks needed to the coordinators with no names or details attached.

  • These numbers are compiled for each of our 9 school sites from preschool through high school. Numbers are used to preserve anonymity.

  • The numbers are given to the Backpack coordinators who, working alongside middle school student volunteers, fill backpacks with non-perishable foods chosen for their calcium, vitamin, protein, whole grain, and caloric values.

  • The full backpacks are picked up by parent volunteers who deliver them back to their schools.

  • The backpacks are then discreetly distributed by school staff directly to the students on Fridays. The whole process starts over again the next week.                                                              

CCCPTA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization

CCCPTA Tax ID # 23-7014093

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