Student Can't Learn Unless They Are Fed.

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This year’s distance learning models have far-reaching implications beyond the collective adjustment to online classrooms.

Students at every school in the Carlsbad Unified School District rely on Carlsbad’s school lunch distribution program to stop hunger pains that keep them from learning.

The COVID-19 pandemic creates more uncertainty, unemployment, and risk of keeping hungry students fed. The prospect of decent meals in these households is unlikely without your support.

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 provides ingredients for several meals for a family of four and includes fresh milk, cheese, eggs, bread, and fresh produce.

Help 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.


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?

Each kit includes food to make a fresh, healthy meal for four (4), produce, milk, eggs, bread, cheese, and butter. The food is provided in partnership with the nonprofit organization +Box. The milk is provided in partnership with Hollandia Dairy.

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. 

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Location: 5631 Palmer Way, Suite L
Carlsbad, CA 92009

Telephone: (760) 929-1555


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