EL CENTRO â€“ The Lutheran Womenâ€™s Missionary League (LWML) granted Imperial Valley Food Bank (IVFB) $10,000 to help fund the organizationâ€™s Weekend Backpack Program. The Pacific Southwest District of LWML held their annual convention in June to determine where funding would be allocated.
Funding made available to IVFB by LWML, will allow the organization to reach a greater number of the Imperial Valley students suffering in food insecure homes. Currently, IVFB collaborates with 35 schools across Imperial County to provide backpacks filled with food on weekends when students are away from school.
The Weekend Backpack program helps alleviate hunger after teachers identify the most vulnerable children and young teenagers. With the help of the Lutheran Womenâ€™s Missionary League, Imperial Valley Food Bank looks forward to serving Imperial County students throughout the 2016-2017 school year.
To donate to IVFB visit www.ivfoodbank.org or mail check to 329 Applestill Rd. El Centro, CA 92243.