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Fill-A-Belly Over School Break Program 2022

Who: AECSD families in need of supplemental food over the extended school break

What: Drive-Thru Food Giveaway for Dairy-Produce-Nonperishables

Where: BTW Community Center, 23 Chapman Ave
Please remain in cars and open trunks, or be ready to open side doors as you approach volunteers. Enter from South Street and pull up along the front of the BTW building.

When: Wednesday, December 21st from 9am- 1pm

Pick up is assigned by alphabetical order according to the last name of the adult registering
A-E 9am-10am
F-J 10am-11am
K -O 11am-12pm
P-Z 12pm-1pm

How Do I Register?
Complete a registration form (Food Bank intake form) by downloading it here, or pick one up in any of our schools' main offices.

Turn in the registration form to your school no later than 3pm on 12/9/22; food is being ordered based on registrants.

AECSD has partnered with CNY Food Bank this year and will be using their intake form as our registration form in order to assess the food need in our area and to help advocate for more funding sources.

Become a FAB Donor or Volunteer!

The Auburn Enlarged City School District, in partnership with the Booker T. Washington Community Center is currently preparing for the upcoming holiday season and extended school breaks during the 2022-2023 school year. We are now into our thirteenth year offering the food to students and their families over the winter school break. As in the past, our program will provide the opportunity for families in need to receive both perishable and non-perishable food items. The program is designed to assist families in providing their children with healthy nourishment over the extended school breaks.

Over the past years, through the generous donations of private donors, local community businesses and organizations, our program has been able to offer families with perishable items including bread, meat, cheese, milk and eggs to supplement non-perishable items. This year, due to continued high levels of food insecurity, our program is reaching out to the community to request assistance in our effort to provide nourishing meals to those in need throughout our district. Our program solely exists through the generous donations of private individuals, community businesses and organizations.

This year, we are preparing for an increased volume of requests by families for our meal boxes. During the last six years, we have experienced an increase in reported hunger, homelessness, and those living well below the poverty level due to many extenuating variables which have been magnified with the Covid-19 pandemic and inflation. Our hope is to be able to meet the ever-growing needs of our students and to ensure that no child ever goes to bed hungry.

Please consider donating funds to allow us to purchase food items for our students and their families. We also welcome volunteers for the event. Please send donated funds to the attention of AECSD- Food Bank/FAB @ Auburn Enlarged City School District at 78 Thornton Avenue, Auburn, NY 13021. We will be partnering with the Food Bank of CNY and other local vendors to dispense the food boxes on December 21st, prior to the 9-day school break. We will accept donations all year long in an effort to support our families throughout the additional extended breaks away from school.

Thank you for your consideration to support our Fill-A-Belly Over the School Break Program. Any amount of donation will be greatly appreciated and will help so many families throughout the holiday season and extended breaks.

AECSD Social Workers

Superintendent: Jeffrey Pirozzolo
Phone: 315.255.8800
Address: 78 Thornton Avenue | Auburn, NY 13021
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