City of Scottsdale, SUSD partner to provide food for families

Over fall break held Oct. 12-16, Scottsdale Unified School District, the city of Scottsdale and United Food Bank partnered to provide 300 meal packages distributed to 216 families.

SUSD community specialists worked with school personnel to identify families in the community with the greatest need and to distribute the boxes of food to families.

The SUSD Nutritional Services helped by bringing food packages to schools for those parents that were not able to pick them up at the city of Scottsdale location, according to a press release.

The city of Scottsdale and United Food Bank partnered to provide meal packages to each family. The packages consisted of one box of nonperishable food items, one box of fresh produce and two bags of bread.

The food provided fed a family of four for three to four days.

More than a quarter of the students attending SUSD schools receive free and reduced meal benefits, the release stated. SUSD staff work to support students not only in the classroom, but outside of the classroom.

Over the summer, SUSD Nutritional Services served 101,000 meals to local youth. SUSD community specialists intend to partner with the city of Scottsdale and United Food Bank to provide meals to families in need over the holiday and spring break, as well.

The Scottsdale Unified School District offers 31 schools serving approximately 25,668 students. School boundaries include most of the City of Scottsdale and the Town of Paradise Valley, a section of the City of Phoenix and a section of the City of Tempe.

More information regarding SUSD can be found at www.susd.org.

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