Irving—The Irving-Las Colinas AMBUCS helped pack meals for Irving ISD students in need at Bowie Middle School on Tuesday, Oct. 15.
The Food for Thought Program, sponsored by the Irving Schools Foundation (ISF), is a weekly program that prepares sacks of meals for students who do not have regular access to food over the weekend. On average, ISF and their volunteers prepare around 1,000 sacks every week.
“We have two campuses we do this at: Bowie Middle School and Travis Middle School,” Sarah Jeter, program manager for ISF, said. “We pack bags each week for children in our district who struggle with food. The number of bags each week is put in by the counselors from each campus, and then we pack the bags, and the counselors pick up those bags and take them back to their campus. They are then delivered to the children. A typical weekend bag contains seven meals, but we also provide food bags for holidays as well.
“This program feeds kids across the district,” she said. “We have 37 campuses total that are pre-K through high school. Each counselor and principal has access to the document where we keep track of how many bags they need for their campus.”