Capstone Project (Open Access)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
This Capstone project is focused on providing families and students with meals during a pandemic. The majority of students in California are enrolled in a free or reduced breakfast and lunch program. Due to virtual learning it has become increasingly more difficult for students to be provided with school meals. Schools give opportunities to students to pick up their lunches but this is not beneficial for students with a lack of transportation or two working parents. Food security is important to allow students to focus in school and continue developing correctly both physically and mentally. Evidence shows that the number of students picking up their lunches now, compared to when schools were open has decreased significantly. Unemployment is at an all time high and this deeply affects family income and ability to provide for their families. Considerations of the issue should include local community organizations as well as members of the Redwalk Food Distribution Center. Based on these considerations an action plan was formulated.
Bryan, Elyse, "Feeding Families and our Students During Covid-19" (2020). Capstone Projects and Master's Theses. 966.