One of the most exciting developments in the last few years for HIP has been our partnership with schools who are stepping up to take leadership in addressing childhood hunger.
In 2016, HIP pioneered a school-to-school model in which a low-needs school helps support the food needs of a high-risk school. HIP started this partnership with Bryant Elementary School. Our partnership with Bryant continues to thrive. And, this year, we are excited to launch similar partnerships with two new schools — McDonald International and Thornton Creek Elementary. Both of these schools, similar to Bryant, will conduct food drives at their schools, assemble almost-complete Healthy HIP Packs, and deliver them to HIP. We will then add fresh fruits and newsletters before distributing them to our partner schools.
This community-driven partnership ensures healthy food for more children at risk of hunger creating a level playing field where every child has the opportunity to succeed.