For the 2012 Global Youth Service Day project, the South Lake Tahoe Youth Commission identified “Hidden Hunger Amongst the Youth of South Lake Tahoe” as the focus.
The group wants to be sure young people do not go hungry during the weekends. During the week, thanks to programs at the schools, young people are able to access a nutritious breakfast and lunch through the school meal program. However, on the weekends, many of these young people families are not able to access some of the resources that are available for nutritious meals.
Commission members, along with the Boys & Girls Club Leaders In Training and the Lake Tahoe Community College’s Generation HOPE, is collecting canned, dried and non-perishable items to give out on April 20 at the Boys & Girls Club from 3-6pm.
The group was awarded a grant from Disney’s Friends For Change. The $1,000 will be used to purchase fresh fruit and veggies to go with the other items.
Clothing for a clothing exchange is also being sought.
To help support the project, or learn more about the South Lake Tahoe Youth Commission, contact Sarah Bowers at the Boys & Girls Club at (530) 542.0838 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Items may be brought to the Boys & Girls Club at 1100 Lyons Ave., South Lake Tahoe, Monday-Friday from 10am-6pm.