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According to statistics from End Child Hunger in Alabama, one in four children in our state experience food insecurity on a daily basis. What exactly is food insecurity? It’s the lack of access to safe, nutritious food through a lack of resources. The result? Children not getting enough to eat don’t perform as well in school. Attendance and behavior issues may arise. Chronic illness may become an issue. Children on free and reduced lunch are particularly at risk, as much of their nutrition and meals comes during the school day. So what happens on the weekend and on holiday breaks when school isn’t in session? That’s where our Double Eagle Squad program steps in.

Every week during the school year, volunteers sort, pack and deliver more than 1,400 bags of food for Lee County elementary school children. Each bag contains eight shelf stable food items, with double bags being delivered on the long holiday breaks. Bags are distributed through our six partner schools:

  • Auburn Early Ed

  • Yarbrough Elementary

  • Richland Elementary

  • Beauregard Elementary

  • Carver Primary

  • West Forest Intermediate

Each week, dozens of volunteers are needed to ensure the children we serve receive food. Volunteer registration is always open online, with more details available by contacting us via email.

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