food outreach

Fighting Childhood Hunger in Our Own Backyard! Got Your Back North County is working with the Atascadero Unified School District in order to meet the increasing nutritional needs of homeless elementary children in our city. Every Friday Got Your Back distributes backpacks full of non-perishable, nutritious foods to Santa Rosa Elementary which are then given to students identified as homeless under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, enough food to sustain them throughout each weekend. We also recently added San Benito Elementary and intend to add more schools in the North Countyonce we are able to acquire a warehouse and more volunteers. In order to expand the program, as well as meet the needs in the other North County elementary schools, Got Your Back is requesting both financial donations and food donations in order to help alleviate hunger in our community. If you are able to assist with any type of support, we believe our community will be the better for it. To hold a non-perishable food drive for Got Your Back, please contact Roger Williams at 674-1151 for information. To contribute financially in order to purchase items at Food Bank, mail your check to: Got Your Back North County P.O. Box 2356 Atascadero, CA 93423. All charitable donations are tax deductible. Thank you for your support and generosity! Drop off food donations to: Crossroads North County 9685 Morro Rd