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Weekend Survival Kit Provides Sustenance for Homeless Kids


WBAL-TV 11 — In Baltimore City schools, 2,700 students are homeless, and many have no source of food on the weekends.

But some community volunteers have partnered with the Maryland Food Bank to change that.

Community volunteers Pam and Chris Wilson are gearing up for the school year. They have a program aimed at solving a big problem in city schools: Feeding homeless students on the weekend.

“They come to school on Monday hungry and not ready to learn, and the principal said, ‘My primary focus is, as an educator, to educate the children, and we can’t if they’re hungry all weekend,'” Pam Wilson said.

They get their meals at school during the week, but on the weekends, many go hungry. Last year, the Wilsons partnered with the Maryland Food Bank to start a pilot program to provide Weekend Survival Kits to the kids. This year, through a grant from Morgan Stanley, they’ve expanded to 100 students.

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