March For Hunger seeking donations

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By Arin McKenna

 It might be surprising to learn that many Los Alamos children are going hungry.
“I think the community would be stunned if they realized how many students were affected,” said Assets In Action Coordinator Bernadette Lauritzen. Assets in Action is a community building program of the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation, funded by the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board.
To help alleviate the problem, Assets is devoting the entire month of March to their March on Hunger campaign. The program will be collecting lunch and snack items such as granola bars, fruit snacks, hand-held soups and oatmeal cups that can be handed out to kids at the schools.
“It was something that we decided to do with the Assets program when we saw a large number of students in the community that sometimes come to school without breakfast or don’t have a lunch,” Lauritzen said.
The idea originated with a meeting the Los Alamos Public Schools superintendent held a number of years ago, in which each school identified what need looked like in their community. The campaign is now in its fourth or fifth year.
According to Lauritzen, multiple agencies, organizations and individuals are working toward more long-term solutions to the problem.

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