District 200 Starts Food Insecurity Crisis Fund To Aid Students

Lisa Marie Farver

This article originally appeared on the Wheaton Patch

WHEATON, IL — Wheaton-area residents are dealing with school closures and layoffs during the new coronavirus shutdown, which makes the need to help food insecure families even more dire. As a result, the Community Unit School District 200 Student Excellence Foundation has started the Food Insecurity Crisis Fund to help families in need.

According to a post from District 200, 28 percent of students come from low-income households and 3,310 rely on free and reduced-fare lunches each day. District officials say many of these families are still struggling to provide food on evenings and weekends, even before the coronavirus crisis.

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To donate, you can visit the Food Insecurity Crisis Fund donation page or mail a check to P.O. Box 253, Wheaton, IL 60187.

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