CCUSD Backpacks for Kids Food Drive – Feb. 6 & 7

backpack-buddies-backpackDid you know that more than 39% of CCUSD students receive free or reduced price lunches at their schools every day? For many students, this vital resource includes free breakfast. In some circumstances, healthy, reliable meals on the weekends are not a guarantee.

Since 2013, the CCUSD Backpacks for Kids program has been serving students at all CCUSD school sites, serving more than 10,000 meals to students throughout the year.

The program will be collecting food at Pavilions Culver City (11030 Jefferson Boulevard) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, February 6 and Sunday, February 7.

The program need the following shifts filled by parents, students or community members. Please email Megan Rawls [email protected] to sign up for a two-hour shift. It’s a lot of fun. The group needs helpers inside and outside the store handing out the list of foods that are collected as well as helpers to unload and load food in and out of cars and into the food pantry.

Volunteer shifts are available each day from 10am to noon, from noon to 2 p.m., from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 4 to 6 p.m.

The CCUSD Backpacks for Kids Program provides food to CCUSD students who may not have access to healthy food during the weekend. Parents and staff work together to identify students in need. On Thursdays, parents and student volunteers at one CCUSD location fill the backpacks. The backpacks are delivered every Friday to each school for these students to take home anonymously.

Parents, students and community volunteers run the program. Our school families and community members provide pre-packaged, nonperishable foods through school food drives and other donations. Tax-deductible donations (Tax ID 23-7014093) are also being accepted to fill the gap between the need and the food donations.

To make a donation, please go to, click on the Backpacks for kids link and make a payment via Paypal. Or make checks payable to CCCPTA, put “Backpacks” on the memo line and mail to:

Culver City Council PTA
4034 Irving Place
Culver City, CA 90232

For more information, please email [email protected] or call (310) 936-2831.

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