Care to Share

The Kings Park/Kings Glen PTA is proud to announce the Care to Share initiative is back.

Care to Share is a way for our students to help turn lunch leftovers into food for community members in need. On a daily basis, students throw away food items that could be donated to those who are hungry, right here in Fairfax County!

Pre-pandemic there wereĀ more than 67,000 peopleĀ in Fairfax County that were food insecure ā€“ and itā€™s only gotten worse.Ā According to the Capital Area Food Bankā€™sĀ 2022 Hunger Report,Ā the prevalence of food insecurity among Fairfax County householdsĀ with childrenĀ isĀ 41%!Ā And as of October 31, 2021,Ā approximately 31% of students in FCPSĀ qualified for free and reduced-price meals.Ā 

Of course, students are encouraged to eat the meals they purchase and to take home their leftovers; however, it has been observed that many students do neither and unopened, packaged food ends up in the trash.

Care to Share baskets will be in the cafeterias to collect unopened school lunch food. PTA Volunteers collect this food and take it to Food for Others.


Kings Park Collection Area
Kings Glen Collection Area

Kings Park students can donate school purchased items (non-perishable & unopened) such as unpeeled oranges & apples, juice cups, crackers, and muffins.

Kings Glen students can donate all unopened school purchased items such as fruit, milk, cheese sticks, packaged crackers & muffins.


VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED TO MAKE THIS PROGRAM A SUCCESS!

Whether you are available once or on an ongoing basis, we can use your help! Volunteers are needed to collect the food and deliver it to Food for Others.

Full instructions for volunteers are available at the link below:

Sign up Here

Questions? Contact theĀ caretosharekpkg@gmail.com


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