On May 13, the Los Angeles Unified School District announced that Bitsy’s, which makes organic snacks for children, has donated 41,250 single-serve snack packs that will be provided to students and families at its 63 Grab & Go Food Centers.
“The need is large and growing as the coronavirus impacts the families we serve, and our Grab & Go Food Centers are helping those in need,” Los Angeles Unified Superintendent Austin Beutner said. “We’re pleased to add healthy, organic snacks from Bitsy’s to the menu.”
After closing schools due to the potential spread of the coronavirus, LAUSD has been working to help almost 700,000 students, about 80% of whom are from families living in poverty. To date, Los Angeles Unified has provided more than 18 million meals to students and families while schools have been closed.
“We are so excited to be working with Los Angeles Unified and donating product to those who need it most,” said Bitsy’s founders Gabrielle Union, Maggie Patton and Alex Buckley. “Right now, as we continue to push through this pandemic, supporting kids with healthy food and uplifting messaging is more immediate and critical than ever. Our mission has always been about giving back to the community, encouraging healthy eating habits and making our products accessible for all.”
For information, visit lausd.net.
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