(KGTV) - An El Camino High School teacher is working to end child hunger, starting in her own classroom.
Kathy Easterbook started a food pantry for her students. Nearly half of the teens at the school qualify for free lunch.
Thanks to Easterbook, students can drop by every week to collect what they need. The food is provided with the help of Produce-Good, a San Diego nonprofit that collects fresh fruit from backyards and donates it.
SDCCU is proudly honoring local teachers through SDCCU Classroom Heroes, launched in partnership with iHeartMedia, Inc. San Diego.
“SDCCU is engaged in many philanthropic activities aimed at making a difference in our local schools. We understand the critical role of teachers in helping to shape the future of today’s youth and contributing to a strong and thriving economy for years to come,” said SDCCU President and CEO Teresa Halleck.
SDCCU and iHeartMedia are recognizing “Classroom Heroes” throughout 2016. Winning teachers will be selected to receive a $500 SDCCU Visa® gift card, plus they will be recognized as a Classroom Hero on a billboard in their community.
Teachers, students, parents and the community are encouraged to nominate a deserving teacher by visiting sdccu.com/classroomheroes .
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