Monday, August 5, 2013

Atlanta Community Food Bank "Kids In Need" Program Help Teachers And Students With The School Supplies They Need


Back to school is looming and with that comes the pressure of parents and teachers of being able to provide kids with the school supplies they need. With the rising of cost of school supplies low income families are struggling to make ends meet.  


With the firm belief that every child deserves the tools they need for academic achievement, our friends at the Atlanta Food Community Bank (ACFB) developed Kids In Need, a year-round free store for educators.  The Kids In Need mission is to provide learning supplies for students whose academic success is threatened by poverty.


Every year, Kids In Need is proud to distribute hundreds of thousands of pounds of brand new school supplies to teachers in low-income schools in the Atlanta region.  For a school to qualify, at least 80% of the students must be enrolled in the federal free and reduced meal program. There is absolutely no cost to teachers or schools.  The Kids In Need free store that is set up much like a regular store and is continuously stocked with a variety of brand new school and art supplies for grade levels pre-K through 12 – everything from binders and folders to pencils and paper.


For a school to qualify, at least 80% of students must be enrolled in the federal free and reduced meal program. If your school is located within our KIN service area and meets the reduced meals enrollment requirement, your next step is to contact Kids In Need at KIN@acfb.org.


Kids In Need would not be able to operate without generous donations from school and office supply manufacturers and retailers. They also welcome school supply drives and donations from individuals. View their wish list for most needed items. The Kids In Need facility has recently relocated to ACFB’s Jefferson Street facility (adjacent to the main ACFB facility). The address is 970 Jefferson St., N.W. Atlanta, GA 30318. Get directions to the current Kids In Need facility

*All photos via Atlanta Food Community Bank (ACFB)
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