You have neighbors who are hungry.
During the period of school closure, students in every school in the Carlsbad Unified School District relied on Carlsbad’s school lunch distribution program to stop hunger that called loudly during the Stay-at-home order.
The prospect of decent meals in these households is suspect now and throughout the summer.
Your Help is Vital.
Help Our Hungry.
You can be the difference that one Carlsbad Unified School District family needs to stay fed or stay hungry.
One Grocery Gift makes a meal for four and includes fresh milk and produce.
Let’s Feed 175 Families Every Week!
Your generous participation in the Grocery Gifts program can help us meet our goal to feed 175 families nutritious, low-sodium, and balanced meals every week.
In partnership with +Box, a nonprofit organization created as a response to food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic, and with help from community members, partners, and you our students, our neighbors will be fed.
Double Your Impact.
For every Grocery Gift purchased, another Grocery Gift is provided for a Carlsbad Unified School District family. Gifts are matched up to $7,500, thanks to a generous donation to double the impact of our program.
How Can I Receive a Grocery Gift?
Grocery Gifts can be picked up on Fridays at Carlsbad High School. The current distribution time is 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
What's Included in Each Grocery Gift?
How much does one Grocery Gift Cost?
Each Grocery Gift costs roughly $20. We are donating sums with an economy of scale to get that closer to $16 from our +Box partnership, but then we add one gallon of Hollandia Dairy milk and hope to provide additional dairy and produce. Total funds raised will determine how much more we can add.
What is the need in Carlsbad?
More families in the Carlsbad Unified School District were in need as school and business closures went on. We started with 70 families and were up to 177 by week 12 of school closures.