Today is National School Supplies Day, and no matter what is on your children’s refrigerator or junk drawer, you may want to think about contributing to the good cause.
In this clip from Tuesday’s Washington Post, the iconic news organization’s youngest reporter, David Wood, talks about how partnering with multiple foundations and Feeding America USA helps provide vital school supplies for North Texas’ low-income families.
As Wood points out, some of the “reason a lot of schools don’t have these items” is a lack of access to resources. For many, the desolation of their current schools provides few places to turn, necessitating immediate assistance and more education for families.
Feeding America is simply “not a commercial operation,” said a spokeswoman for the organization. Its goal is to supply the nearly 27 million Americans with enough school supplies each year.
“We have more than 1,000 truckloads of educational supplies every day going to kids in need,” said Pat Carson of Feeding America.
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