We provide healthy snacks to children that come to the food bank. Eloise’s Cooking Pot Food Bank served clients at the food bank’s drop in center, nearly 50% are children or youths, ages 0-18, of whom, 86-91% receive lunch free or at reduced rates according to the Superintendent of Public Instruction.
When children and youth come to ECP, we want them to consider it the best grocery store they have ever been to. Not only will the family receive nutritious culturally sensitive food during a difficult time, but the children and youth select 3-6 new books each quarter. These books are their own to keep. Because we have many English language learners, we would like to ensure that we have books in a different language that help the parent and child read in their native language as well as English, building literacy in both.