Lunches for Bunches is a program in Downtown Los Angeles created by PATH (People Assisting the Homeless), where the center packs and distributes eighty daily lunch sacks for the homeless. Group involvement is encouraged, from churches to organizations to schools. So on the third Thursday of each school-year month, Oakwood Elementary contributes by sending students home with a brown paper bag and having them fill it with a lunch. A flyer is included and offers tips on foods to pack, such as a sandwich, produce, cheese, and assorted snacks.
Oakwood Elementary is currently in its second year with the program. Up until the fall 2014, our community service efforts focused mainly on holiday drives. At that point, however, we set new goals to expand Oakwood’s involvement.