Your partnership ensures that these children are provided with nutritious food each week!
The We’ve Got Your Back program currently serves more than 2,000 children identified as homeless with backpacks filled with essential nutritious food. By the end of the 2012-2013 school year, we hope to expand the program to add 15 new schools, feed 1500 more children and to provide food to a total of 5,000 children on a consistent, reliable basis.
To sponsor a child: $240 or $20 a month for the year. Each backpack provides six meals for the weekend and holds enough food to feed a family of four.
We’ve Got Your Back is a weekend nutrition program created by Giving Children Hope for elementary students in Orange County’s school districts who have been identified as homeless under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. Currently, there are nearly 28,000 children in Orange County’s elementary schools who have been identified as homeless. Want to know what the breakdown looks like? Take a look at the statistical breakdown For more information, read the Orange County Partnership 2010 Annual Report.
To meet the needs of children in Orange County identified as homeless by continuously providing a stable and nutritious source of food to carry home during the weekends as well as nutrition education to help develop and maintain healthful eating habits.
Please email Paul Geisert
Walk-in donations are welcome Monday through Friday, 8-5 PM
Please e-mail the WGYB Coordinator or call 714-523-4454 ext 120 if you have any questions.
Please email Cathy Baek
View OCDE Homeless Statistics
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