The Sentinel: Aurora Public Schools to deliver 14,000 pounds of fresh produce to families in need

Georgette Kapuku Mapi, left and Pete Medina look to see how many boxes of produce are needed for a family at a Feb. 23 food drive at Boston P-8. 225 boxes were available for pick-up during the food drive.
Photo by PHILIP B. POSTON/Sentinel Colorado

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"Aurora Public Schools will distribute 14,000 pounds of fresh produce to families in need after receiving a grant from Partnership for a Healthier America.

It’s one part of a program that APS hopes will help families get sustainable access to long-term food.

After school went remote last spring, Kate Garvin, director of family advocacy and community engagement at APS, organized virtual home visits to about 3,500 families in the Action Zone to ask about how students were doing in online learning, student mental health and what families’ needs were during the pandemic. The Action Zone consists of five schools in north Aurora: Aurora Central High School, Aurora West College Preparatory Academy, Boston P-8 School, Crawford Elementary School and Paris Elementary School."