VBCPS Beach Bags Program…
You can help our community by packing a “Beach Bag” for a beach child!
Fortunately, Virginia Beach City Public Schools Parent Connection is addressing this critical need through the Beach Bags program. Beach Bags provides needy students with necessary food items over the weekend. Food is packed by volunteers and distributed to participating schools. The Beach Bags are actually packed in brown paper (or plastic) bags and placed in student backpacks at the end of the day (so they are not embarrassed or stigmatized for having been selected).
Current funding, however, only allows for distributions to take place every other weekend. We would like very much to expand the program by providing food to identified students every week, adding to the number of students served, and expanding to additional schools.
Schools and the community can help in the following ways. The Virginia Beach Schools Education Foundation will take tax deductible donations at www.vbef.org. Schools, PTA’s, parents, and community members can also “pack a Beach Bag” by assembling the ten items in the attached list in a paper or plastic (unsealed) bag. Beach Bags can be delivered to School Administration and Parent Connection will make arrangements for pickup and distribution.
2 - individual cereal boxes - small, individual sized boxes or bowls
2 - 8 oz shelf stable milk - individual cartons (juice box sized)
2 - shelf-stable main course items - ravioli, spaghetti & meatballs, beef stew, chicken & dumplings, tuna/chunk chicken, tuna helper, macaroni & cheese, chunky soups, peanut butter & crackers
2 - 4 oz or larger fruit cups and/or 100% juice boxes
2 - snack items
Questions? Please call the Office of Community Engagement at 757.263.1936 or email email@example.com