‘School Fuel’ feeding students on weekends
The community-generated program designed to feed the hungry children of San Marcos — School Fuel — is busy.
Begun in March 2013, the pilot group included 31 children at San Marcos CISD’s Mendez Elementary School. For the 2013-2014 school year, the program is expanded to 175 students at Mendez and 30 at De Zavala Elementary. The goal is to continue expanding until all elementary campuses are serviced.
The target group receives a breakfast and lunch each day at their campus. The concern evolved into questions about how and what the students eat on weekends. The local missions study group came up with the idea of the brown bags with packaged food for the weekend that are sent home with the targeted students on Friday afternoons.
School Fuel volunteers meet on Thursday mornings at 9 a.m. in a portable building next to the San Marcos CISD administration building, 501 S. LBJ Drive to “pack the sacks.”
For more about the program and/or to sign up to pack sacks, visit http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4CA9AC23A1F85-school.
Chick-fil-A is hosting a benefit School Fuel program on Sept. 17, all day. Diners must mention “School Fuel” or “Spirit Day” when ordering so that 12 percent of the day’s tickets will go toward the program.