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The Redlands-Riverside Boys & Girls Club are Offering Bags of Groceries to Families in Need

The Redlands-Riverside Boys & Girls Club are Offering Bags of Groceries to Families in Need

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(Carter White, 9, left, Hayden White, 5, and Norah White, 11 Stand with Vanessa Senteno, Director of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Redlands-Riverside’s Hansberger Clubhouse in Redlands)

 

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Redlands-Riverside is meeting local families’ need for meals and educational kids’ activities during the statewide COVID-19 lockdown.

The Club is offering all families of youth who attend the Club a bag of groceries and an age-appropriate activity pack.

“The majority of our members’ families are low income, and more than 40 percent are at or below the poverty line, so we wanted to fill the gaps for meals – and give the kids fun, educational activities to do at home,” said Club senior vice president Mark Davis.

The Club temporarily halted after-school and school-break programs for youth after government officials warned against gatherings of 50 or more.

“We want to give our families enough food for dinners and weekends, when school districts aren’t distributing meals for students,” Davis said. “We appreciate the support of the Redlands Unified School District, Family Services, and other community partners that make it possible for us to serve our families – especially those who need it most — during this public health crisis.”

For more information about how the Club is responding to concerns surrounding COVID-19, and how to help, go to

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