Student LunchBox (SLB) is a 501(c)3 approved, tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization committed to fighting food insecurity among college students. We realize our program by purchasing, soliciting, and distributing foods and other essentials to low-income college students who otherwise cannot afford balanced meals. Our services include a weekly food box program for students attending Community Colleges, Private and Public Universities.
Recent studies show that nearly half of the college students do not have the financial means to sustain their living, leading to food insecurity which directly impacts student graduation rates.
SLB is an essential resource that responds quickly with one of the most critical resources students need: Food.
Our approach to fighting campus hunger is simple. We build partnerships with wholesale food suppliers to purchase safe and nutritious foods at significantly discounted prices that otherwise would be sent to landfills. We similarly secure food and supply donations from local food growers, farmers' markets, small and large retailers, local businesses and distributors, and other partners who support our mission. Our prime responsibility as a food pantry is to support environmental sustainability, reduce waste, and support the low-income student population who does not have enough to eat.
The inability to afford food and other essentials has a dramatic impact on students' academic achievements. SLB's goal is to alleviate some of the financial burden students face by distributing foods and other necessities indispensable to their academic success.
During our pilot program, we will focus on colleges and universities located in Los Angeles, California, and gradually expand our operations to other cities and states.
We look forward to serving all students in need. It is our promise to them that we are here to address the problem of food insecurity by encouraging and embodying change through our actions.
Student LunchBox (SLB) is a 501(c)3 approved, tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization committed to fighting food insecurity among college students. We realize our program by purchasing, soliciting, and distributing…